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ilex1

[ahy-leks] /ˈaɪ lɛks/
noun
1.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin

ilex2

[ahy-leks] /ˈaɪ lɛks/
noun
1.
any tree or shrub of the genus Ilex.
2.
a holly.
Origin
1555-65; < Neo-Latin, Latin īlex ilex1
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  • One large ilex stands in the mIddle of the flagstone terrace.
British Dictionary definitions for ilex

ilex

/ˈaɪlɛks/
noun
1.
any of various trees or shrubs of the widely distributed genus Ilex, such as the holly and inkberry: family Aquifoliaceae
2.
another name for the holm oak
Word Origin
C16: from Latin
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Word Origin and History for ilex
n.

late 14c., from Latin ilex "holm-oak," perhaps from an extinct non-Indo-European language.

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