guayusa

guayusa

[gwahy-yoo-suh, wahy-]
noun
1.
a tree, Ilex guayusa , native to the rainforest in the upper Amazon river basin.
2.
the leaves of this tree, containing caffeine, theobromine, theophylline, and other compounds, prepared as a tea and used as a stimulant.
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