he holly noun The male of the American holly tree (Ilex opaca), which bears no berries. Cf she holly.
1957 Parris My Mts 248 Guess you didn’t know there was he-holly and she-holly. Well, there is. Only she-holly has berries. 1964 Reynolds Born of Mts 84 In North Carolina even the holly is given sex, there being a He Holly and a She Holly, for how else could the last-named have berries, the other having none. 1995 Montgomery Coll. (Cardwell, Ledford, Norris, Oliver).
Source: “Dictionary: Southern Appalachian English.” Dictionary: Southern Appalachian English. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Dec. 2013. <http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/engl/dictionary/dictionary.html>.