Definitions For Holm

Etymology 1

Alteration of hollin.


HOLM (plural HOLMs) (obsolete, outside, dialects) The holly. :{{quote-book, 1=en, title=The Faerie Queen, author=Edmund Spenser, authorlink=, year=1590, chapter=1, url= Book_I, page=1, text=The sailing pine; the cedar, proud and tall;
The vine-prop elm; the poplar, never dry;
The builder oak, sole king of forests all;
The aspen, good for staves; the cypress, funeral;
The laurel, meed of mighty conquerors
And poets sage; the fir, that weepeth still;
The willow, worn of forlorn paramours;
The yew, obedient to the binder's will;
The birch, for shafts; the sallow, for the mill;
The myrrh, sweet bleeding in the bitter wound;
The warlike beech; the ash, for nothing ill;
The fruitful olive, and the plantane round;
The carver holm; the maple, seldom inward sound.}} A common evergreen oak of Europe, quercus ilex; the holm oak.

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Etymology 2

From {{der, en, non, holmi, }}, holmr, , islet, from the {{der, en, gem-pro, *hulmaz}}, from {{der, en, ine-pro, -}} root *kelH-, , to rise, be elevated, be prominent; hill. Cognate with {{cog, ang, holm, , sea, ocean, wave}}, {{cog, osx, holm}}, {{cog, gmq-oda, hulm}}, {{cog, gml, holm}}, {{cog, de, Holm}}, {{cog, dum, holm}}, {{cog, sv, holme}},


HOLM (plural HOLMs) An island in a lake, river or estuary; an eyot. (dialect, chiefly, West Yorkshire, Scotland, Orkney) Any small island, but especially one near a larger island or the mainland, sometimes with holly bushes; an islet. Often the word is used in Norse-influenced place-names. See also holme. Rich flat land near a river, prone to being completely flooded; a river-meadow; bottomland.


LMHO, Mohl {{c, en, Hollies, Landforms, Oaks}}

Is Holm a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
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