noun Etymology: Catawba y{ahookac}pą, from yą- tree + leaf Date: 1709 a holly (Ilex vomitoria) of the southeastern United States that has smooth elliptical leaves with emetic and purgative properties

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  • Yaupon — Yau pon, n. (Bot.) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Yaupon — Yaupon, der indian. Tee (s. Ilex) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Yaupon —   [ juːpɔn, englisch], Ilex vomitoria, in den östlichen USA beheimatete Art der Gattung Stechpalme. Aus den getrockneten Blättern bereiteten die nordamerikanischen Indianer einen Tee (Appalachentee, Yaupontee).   …   Universal-Lexikon

  • yaupon — ☆ yaupon [yô′pən ] n. [Catawba yán pan] an evergreen holly (Ilex vomitoria) of the SE U.S.: its leaves are sometimes used as a substitute for tea …   English World dictionary

  • yaupon — noun The yaupon holly, Ilex vomitoria, an evergreen holly shrub with white flowers and red or yellow berries, found in the southeastern United States. Yaupon is evergreen like the American holly and the familiar hollies of Christmas decorations,… …   Wiktionary

  • yaupon — n. evergreen holly native of southeast United States with smooth oval leaves and red or yellow fruit; tea made from the dried leaves of the yaupon shrub …   English contemporary dictionary

  • yaupon — nuodingasis bugienis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bugieninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Ilex vomitoria), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Ilex vomitoria angl. yaupon šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • yaupon — /yaw pon/, n. a holly shrub or small tree, Ilex vomitoria, of the southern U.S., having bitter leaves that are sometimes brewed as a tea. Also, yapon. [1700 10, Amer.; < Catawba yápa, equiv. to ya wood, tree + pa leaf] * * * …   Universalium

  • yaupon — [ jɔ:pɒn] noun a North American holly, the leaves of which have emetic properties and were formerly used as a tea by American Indians. [Ilex vomitoria.] Origin C18: a N. Amer. Ind. word …   English new terms dictionary

  • yaupon — yau·pon …   English syllables

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