an evergreen holly (Ilex vomitoria) of the SE U.S.: its leaves are sometimes used as a substitute for tea
Origin of yauponCatawba yápa
A small evergreen holly tree (Ilex vomitoria) chiefly of the southeast United States, having red or sometimes yellow fruit and glossy leaves formerly used to make a bitter tea.
Origin of yauponCatawba yã´pã
- The yaupon holly, Ilex vomitoria, an evergreen holly shrub with white flowers and red or yellow berries, found in the southeastern United States.
- A tea-like drink, "black drink", brewed from the leaves of this holly (or, sometimes, Ilex cassine).
From Catawba yÄ…pÄ…, from yÄ… (wood, tree) + pÄ… (leaf).