Normally the eggs of the spring butterflies are laid on the under side of the calyces of flower-buds of holly (ilex).
The holm oak, ilex, is so called from its holly-like leaves.
This is usually the case with ilex, Escallonia, and Cydonia.
But it was as if he had made the attempt upon the trunk of the ilex itself.
ilex and cedar stood, sombre giants, in a golden, shimmering sea.
The grove of ilex trees is termed the Sacred Grove of Bacchus.
The ilex I know, and there is no more beautiful tree than the ilex.
We tied our pony to an ilex and went to explore the Hermitage.
They had come out from the Pincian now, stopped and were looking at each other, under the ilex trees.
At the tower in the ilex grove I shall leave you, and I shall return.
late 14c., from Latin ilex "holm-oak," perhaps from an extinct non-Indo-European language.