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A small evergreen holly tree (Ilex vomitoria) chiefly of the southeast United States, having red or sometimes yellow fruit and glossy leaves formerly used to make a bitter tea.

[Catawba yã´pã.]


(ˈjɔːpən) or


(Plants) a southern US evergreen holly shrub, Ilex vomitoria, with spreading branches, scarlet fruits, and oval leaves: used as a substitute for tea
[from Catawba yopun shrub, diminutive of yop tree]


(ˈyɔ pɒn)

a holly shrub or small tree, Ilex vomitoria, of the southern U.S., having bitter leaves that are sometimes brewed as a tea.
[1700–10, Amer.; < Catawba yą́pą=- wood, tree + leaf]
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Inside each letter are native Texan Yaupon Holly trees, which represent "wish" trees, a Japanese cultural tradition.
Resting vegetation commonly found in and around coastal hammocks, such as yaupon holly (Ilex vomitoria Sol.
They'd fashioned the blind using a metal ring built similar to a hay ring, then brushed the outside using oak saplings, yaupon and other brush native to the area.
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The understory is dominated by yaupon holly (Ilex vomitoria), American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana), and farkleberry (Vaccinium arboreum).
Scratched from head to toe, buried in a yaupon thicket, covered with blood, sitting in the dark in a cold rain with a fever, a bad cough, and a two-hundred-pound hog carcass, the revelation hit me: "Maybe this is why more people go golfing than hog hunting.
In the front and side yards, Michelle laid out sweeping flowerbeds around many of the trees and quickly filled them with "old Southern favorites" like magnolias, gardenias, and camellias, accented by the dark green foliage of Indian hawthorn, tea olives, and dwarf yaupon hollies.
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Yaupon holly, with the colorful species name Ilex vomitoria, points to a story worth telling to a group of middle school students who may think they aren't going to enjoy learning about binominal nomenclature, the scientific two-part classification system.
sebiferum had spread throughout coastal Texas, but, like native trees such as hackberry (Celtis laevigata), Texas yaupon (Ilex vomitoria), and American elm (Ulmus americana), primarily grew in low-lying, wet areas (Davis et al.
awabuki AaeChindoAAE), rosemary, yaupon holly, farkleberry (Vaccinium arboreum) and loropetalum, might need your help to make it through winter.