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Holly

Holly
FamilyAquifoliaceae
LocationHollin
AppearanceEverygreen trees with spiny leaves

Holly was a thorny evergreen species of ilex. In Middle-earth, it was especially abundant in the land of Hollin, which took its name from this tree.[1] The Sindarin word for "holly" was ereg.[2]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Ring Goes South"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", ereg