Yaupon

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Yaupon (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 Carolina. Called also South-Sea tea.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n yaupon Same as yapon.
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Usage

In literature:

Charles, you can't reckon how I longs to get a cup of good yaupon.
"Voyage of the Paper Canoe" by Nathaniel H. Bishop
The yaupon is a shrubby tree of spreading habit, with very small, oval, evergreen leaves and red berries.
"Trees Worth Knowing" by Julia Ellen Rogers
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In news:

Officers were called at 10 pm Wednesday to Yaupon Drive and 17th Avenue South where two plastic bags were found, police said.
To prune dense shrubs, such as this dwarf yaupon holly or a boxwood, pull branches apart to clip random twigs.
Oak Island saves former Yaupon Pier.
The future of Yaupon Pier was once in jeopardy.
That plant outside the Norvell Theater is a yaupon holly.
You'll find us hidden carefully amidst live oaks, yaupon thickets, and the wild charms of 7F's natural setting.
Dees was walking on 13th Avenue South and Yaupon Drive when undercover officers approached her, an incident report said.
The leaves look like a yaupon but it has a very narrow shape.
Festival-goers also enjoyed Zenaida's way with such dishes as Day Lily Soup, Wild Greens Salad with Edible Flowers, Yaupon Coffee, Pickled Purslane, Herb Bread, Herbal Iced Tea, and Cilantro Pesto.
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