Definition of "yaupon" []

  • An evergreen holly (Ilex vomitoria) of the southeast United States, having lustrous red or sometimes yellow fruit, whose dried leaves are used to make a bitter tea. Also called cassina. (noun)
  • A southern US evergreen holly shrub, Ilex vomitoria, with spreading branches, scarlet fruits, and oval leaves: used as a substitute for tea (noun)

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Use "yaupon" in a sentence
  • "We plant, use feeders and even create deer trails through the thick yaupon bushes. without creating trails the brush can be so thick a rabbit couldn't get through it much less a deer."
  • "The grizzled leader hunched like a porcupine and peered through a screen of yaupon leaves, the crossbow held low before him."
  • "Ronnie's boss had sent him over to clear out some of the thick yaupon and gall berry bushes around the house to give our longleaf pines a fighting chance."