Adjective "ilex" definition and examples

(Ilex may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈʌɪlɛks/

Definitions and examples

noun

The holm oak.
  1. 'It is made from the dried, pulverized bodies of a scale insect, Coccus ilicis, which is a parasite on an ilex oak, the kermes oak.'
  2. 'Then later on, with perhaps ten miles behind you, Paco and Pajarito will be there beneath the ilex trees with a couple of large cold boxes.'
A tree or shrub of a genus that includes holly and its relatives.
  1. 'They walked together in Maximus's garden, down white colonnades, around marble ponds fringed with mosaic, through a complex of rose-beds, past ornamental balconies and sculptured ilexes.'
  2. 'Then add a single tall stem of red ilex berries for the final touch.'

More definitions

1. holm oak.

More examples(as adjective)

"squids can be ilex."

Origin

(ilex)Late Middle English: from Latin, ‘holm oak’.