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yapon

[yaw-pon] /ˈyɔ pɒn/
noun
1.

yaupon

or yapon

[yaw-pon] /ˈyɔ pɒn/
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
1700-1710
1700-10, Americanism; < Catawba yą́pą, equivalent to yą- wood, tree + leaf
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  • 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

/ˈjɔːpən/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of yaupon

yaupon

/ˈjɔːpən/
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
from Catawba yopun shrub, diminutive of yop tree
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