Definitions for yauponˈyɔ pɒn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

yau•ponˈyɔ pɒn(n.)

  1. a holly shrub or small tree, Ilex vomitoria, of the southern U.S., having bitter leaves that are sometimes brewed as a tea.

    Category: Plants

Origin of yaupon:

1700–10, Amer.; < Catawba y?pą=- wood, tree + leaf

Wiktionary

  1. yaupon(Noun)

    The yaupon holly, Ilex vomitoria, an evergreen holly shrub with white flowers and red or yellow berries, found in the southeastern United States.

  2. Origin: From yąpą, from yą (wood, tree) + pą (leaf).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yaupon(noun)

    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

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