Definitions for yauponˈyɔ pɒn
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a holly shrub or small tree, Ilex vomitoria, of the southern U.S., having bitter leaves that are sometimes brewed as a tea.
Origin of yaupon:
1700–10, Amer.; < Catawba y?pą=yą- wood, tree +pą leaf
The yaupon holly, Ilex vomitoria, an evergreen holly shrub with white flowers and red or yellow berries, found in the southeastern United States.
Origin: From yąpą, from yą (wood, tree) + pą (leaf).
a shrub (Ilex Cassine) of the Holly family, native from Virginia to Florida. The smooth elliptical leaves are used as a substitute for tea, and were formerly used in preparing the black drink of the Indians of North Carolina. Called also South-Sea tea