Adjective "ilex" definition and examples

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



Definitions and examples


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."


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