yaupon

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noun yau·pon \ˈyü-ˌpän also ˈyō-, ˈyȯ-\

Definition of yaupon

  1. :  a holly (Ilex vomitoria) of the southeastern U.S. that has smooth elliptical leaves with emetic and purgative properties

Origin and Etymology of yaupon

Catawba yą́pą, from yą- tree + leaf


First Known Use: 1709


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to cast off or become cast off

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