YAUPON

Etymology

Noun

yaupon (countable and uncountable, plural yaupons)

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

A tea-like drink, "black drink", brewed from the leaves of this holly (or, sometimes, Ilex cassine).

Anagrams

• Pouyan

Source: Wiktionary


Yau"pon, n. (Bot.)

Definition: 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. [Written also yapon, youpon, and yupon.]

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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