Definition of Genus Ilex

1. Noun. A large genus of dicotyledonous trees and shrubs of the family Aquifoliaceae that have small flowers and berries (including hollies).

Exact synonyms: Ilex
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Aquifoliaceae, Family Aquifoliaceae, Holly Family
Member holonyms: Holly, Chinese Holly, Ilex Cornuta



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Ilex

genus Hyracotherium
genus Hyssopus
genus Iberis
genus Ibero-mesornis
genus Ibis
genus Ichthyosaurus
genus Ichthyostega
genus Ictalurus
genus Icteria
genus Icterus
genus Ictiobus
genus Ictonyx
genus Idesia
genus Iguana
genus Iguanodon
genus Ilex (current term)
genus Iliamna
genus Illecebrum
genus Illicium
genus Impatiens
genus Inachis
genus Indigofera
genus Indri
genus Inga
genus Inula
genus Ipomoea
genus Irena
genus Iresine
genus Iridoprocne
genus Iris

Literary usage of Genus Ilex

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1. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1914)
"The genus Ilex Linne to which all but seven of the existing species are referred is ... Over a hundred fossil species have been referred to the genus Ilex. ..."

2. Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society by Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain). (1853)
"In the widely-spread field of the genus Ilex such immense variety exists, that botanists can hardly tell whether or not the English Holly is not identical ..."

3. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1867)
"Besides the Common Holly and its numerous varieties, the genus Ilex comprehends a large number of species, the most remarkable of •which are the /. ..."

4. The Shrubs of Northeastern America by Charles Stedman Newhall (1893)
"Genus Hypericum (St.- John's-wort). Genus Xanthoxylum (Prickly Ash). Genus Ptelea (Shrubby Trefoil). genus Ilex (Holly, etc.). ..."

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