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Related to yaupons: yaupon holly, Ilex vomitoria


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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Borders along the pathways are defined by layered hedges in subtly varied green hues: low-trimmed yaupon hollies; taller, squared-off wintergreen boxwoods ("They stay pretty and green throughout the winter," Teresa says); and interspersed gumdrop-shaped yaupons and ligustrums.
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