any of numerous trees or shrubs of the genus Ilex, as I. opaca(American holly) the state tree of Delaware, or I. aquifolium(English holly) having glossy, spiny-toothed leaves, small, whitish flowers, and red berries.
the foliage and berries, used for decoration, especially during the Christmas season.
before 1150;Middle Englishholi(e), holyn,Old Englishhole(g)n; cognate with Welshcelyn,Irishcuillean; akin to Dutch,Germanhulst,Frenchhoux (< Old High Germanhulis)
Old English holegn; related to Old Norse hulfr, Old High German hulis, German Hulst, Old Slavonic kolja prick
Buddy. real name Charles Harden Holley. 1936–59, US rock-and-roll singer, guitarist, and songwriter. His hits (all 1956–59) include "That'll be the Day", "Maybe Baby", "Peggy Sue", "Oh, Boy", "Think It Over", and "It Doesn't Matter Anymore"