Definition of Chinese holly
1. Noun. Dense rounded evergreen shrub of China having spiny leaves; widely cultivated as an ornamental.
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chinese Holly
Literary usage of Chinese holly
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1. Ornamental Shrubs of the United States (hardy, Cultivated) by Austin Craig Apgar (1910)
"A. Leaves with few spines at tips and base ; shrub with short spreading branches. chinese holly — Ilex ..."
2. Biltmore Nursery, Biltmore, N.C. (1907)
"chinese holly. A broad-leaved evergreen shrub or small tree with spreading branches. Native of Northern China. Leaves oblong, dark glossy green, ..."
3. Every Man His Own Gardener: The Complete Gardener : Being a Gardener's by John Abercrombie, Thomas Mawe (1832)
"... egg-plant, love-apples, and chinese holly-hocks, &c. —See the Lift of Plants. All these, and others of that tribe, may now, towards the middle or latter ..."