Yaupon meaning

yôpən
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.
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An evergreen holly (Ilex vomitoria) of the SE U.S.: its leaves are sometimes used as a substitute for tea.
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The yaupon holly, Ilex vomitoria, an evergreen holly shrub with white flowers and red or yellow berries, found in the southeastern United States.
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A tea-like drink, "black drink", brewed from the leaves of this holly (or, sometimes, Ilex cassine).
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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).

    From Wiktionary