yapon

[yaw-pon]

yaupon

or ya·pon

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

Origin of yaupon

1700–10, Americanism; < Catawba yą́pą, equivalent to yą- wood, tree + leaf
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Examples from the Web for yapon

Historical Examples of yapon

  • The cassine, or yapon, is a shrub which never grows higher than 15 feet; its bark is very smooth, and the wood flexible.

    The History of Louisiana

    Le Page Du Pratz


British Dictionary definitions for yapon

yapon

noun
  1. a variant spelling of yaupon

yaupon

yapon

noun
  1. a southern US evergreen holly shrub, Ilex vomitoria, with spreading branches, scarlet fruits, and oval leaves: used as a substitute for tea

Word Origin for yaupon

from Catawba yopun shrub, diminutive of yop tree
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