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Meaning of HOLM

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Holm\, n. [OE., prob. from AS. holen holly; as the holly
    is also called holm. See {Holly}.] (Bot.)
    A common evergreen oak, of Europe ({Quercus Ilex}); -- called
    also {ilex}, and {holly}.
    
    
  2. \Holm\, n. [AS. holm, usually meaning, sea, water; akin to
    Icel. h[=o]lmr, holmr, an island, Dan. holm, Sw. holme, G.
    holm, and prob. to E. hill. Cf. {Hill}.]
    1. An islet in a river. --J. Brand.
    
    2. Low, flat land. --Wordsworth.
    
             The soft wind blowing over meadowy holms.
                                                   --Tennyson.
    
    {Holm thrush} (Zo["o]l.), the missel thrush.
    
    
 

 

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