See also: Ilex

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NounEdit

ilex ‎(plural ilexes or ilices)

  1. holm oak (Quercus ilex)
    • 1826, Mary Shelley, The Last Man, volume 3, chapter 10
      Many nights,though autumnal mists were spread around, I pssed under an ilex - many times I have supped on arbutus berries and chestnuts, making a fire, gypsylike, on the ground [...]
  2. Any of the numerous trees or shrubs of the genus Ilex

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LatinEdit

 
the holly-like foliage of ilex
(Quercus ilex)

EtymologyEdit

Probably from a lost non-Indo-European language.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

īlex f ‎(genitive īlicis); third declension

  1. holm oak (Quercus ilex)

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative īlex īlicēs
genitive īlicis īlicum
dative īlicī īlicibus
accusative īlicem īlicēs
ablative īlice īlicibus
vocative īlex īlicēs

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