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.
An evergreen holly (Ilex vomitoria) of the SE U.S.: its leaves are sometimes used as a substitute for tea.
The yaupon holly, Ilex vomitoria, an evergreen holly shrub with white flowers and red or yellow berries, found in the southeastern United States.
Origin of yaupon
- Catawba yã´pã
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Catawba yÄ…pÄ…, from yÄ… (wood, tree) + pÄ… (leaf).