Holly in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is holly a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word holly is a Scrabble US word. The word holly is worth 11 points in Scrabble:

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Is holly a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word holly is a Scrabble UK word and has 11 points:

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Is holly a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word holly is a Words With Friends word. The word holly is worth 11 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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Valid words made from Holly

You can make 9 words from 'holly' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


5 letters words from 'holly'

HOLLY 11 

4 letters words from 'holly'

HOLY 10 

3 letters words from 'holly'

HOY 9LOY 6

2 letters words from 'holly'

HO 5LO 2
OH 5OY 5
YO 5 

All 5 letters words made out of holly

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Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word holly. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in holly.

Definitions and meaning of holly

holly

Etymology

From Middle English holly, holi, holie, a shortened variation of holin, holyn (> English dialectal hollen, holm), from Old English holeġn, holen (holly; prince, protector), from Proto-West Germanic *hulis (holly), possibly from Proto-Indo-European *ḱel- (to cut). Cognate with Scots holin, hollin, holyn (holly), Dutch hulst (holly), German Hulst (holly), French houx ("holly" < Germanic), Danish hylver (holly), Welsh celyn (holly), Russian ко́лос (kólos, ear of wheat), Albanian kalli (straw, chaff), Latin culmus (stalk, stem), Sanskrit कटम्ब (kaṭamba, arrow), Old Church Slavonic класъ (klasŭ, ear of grain).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈhɒli/
  • Rhymes: -ɒli
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈhɑli/

Noun

holly (countable and uncountable, plural hollies)

  1. Any of various shrubs or (mostly) small trees, of the genus Ilex, either evergreen or deciduous, used as decoration especially at Christmas.
  2. The wood from this tree.
  3. (with a qualifier) Any of several unrelated plant species likened to Ilex because of their prickly, evergreen foliage and/or round, bright-red berries

Derived terms

Translations


Middle English

Etymology 1

Adjective

holly

  1. Alternative form of holy (sacred)

References

  • “holi, adj. (2)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 4 August 2018.

Etymology 2

Adjective

holly

  1. Alternative form of holy (porous)

References

  • “holi, adj. (1)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 4 August 2018.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • an evergreen shrub having leathery, shining, spinous leaves and red berries.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)