1. [ noun ] (botany) any of various ferns of the genus Polystichum having fronds with texture and gloss like holly
Related terms: fern northern_holly_fern Braun's_holly_fern western_holly_fern Polystichum
2. [ noun ] (botany) tropical Old World fern having glossy fronds suggestive of holly; sometimes placed in genus Polystichum
Synonyms: Polystichum_aculeatum Cyrtomium_aculeatum
Related terms: fern
Similar spelling:   holofernes