yapon

[ yaw-pon ]
/ ˈyɔ pɒn /

noun

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yaupon

or ya·pon

[ yaw-pon ]
/ ˈyɔ pɒn /

noun

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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Example sentences from the Web for 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 (1 of 2)

yapon
/ (ˈjɔːpən) /

noun

a variant spelling of yaupon

British Dictionary definitions for yapon (2 of 2)

yaupon

yapon

/ (ˈjɔːpən) /

noun

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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