Definition of yaupon
: a holly (Ilex vomitoria) of the southeastern U.S. that has smooth elliptical leaves with emetic and purgative properties
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Often regarded as a scrubby nuisance tree on Texas ranches, yaupon was used to produce tea by Native Americans centuries ago, but that art and practice has been largely forgotten.
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Origin and Etymology of yaupon
Catawba yą́pą, from yą- tree + pą leaf
First Known Use: 1709See Words from the same year
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