Pronunciation: (hol'ē),[key] —n., —pl.-lies. 1. 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.
2. the foliage and berries, used for decoration, esp. during the Christmas season.
Pronunciation: (hol'ē),[key] —n. a female or male given name.