holm oakholm oak
- a S European evergreen oak (Quercus ilex) of the beech family, with hollylike leaves
- its wood
Origin of holm oaksee holm
A Mediterranean evergreen oak tree (Quercus ilex) having entire or toothed leaves with a dark green upper surface and fine whitish hairs on the lower surface. Also called holly oak, ilex.
Origin of holm oakMiddle English holm, alteration of holin, holly; see holly.