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.
A southern US evergreen holly shrub, Ilex vomitoria, with spreading branches, scarlet fruits, and oval leaves: used as a substitute for tea
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