from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The yaupon holly, Ilex vomitoria, an evergreen holly shrub with white flowers and red or yellow berries, found in the southeastern United States.
- n. A tea-like drink, "black drink", brewed from the leaves of this holly (or, sometimes, Ilex cassine).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A shrub (Ilex Cassine) of the Holly family, native from Virginia to Florida. The smooth elliptical leaves are used as a substitute for tea, and were formerly used in preparing the black drink of the Indians of North Carolina. Called also South-Sea tea.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as yapon.
Catawba yã´pã.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Catawba yąpą, from yą (wood, tree) + pą (leaf). (Wiktionary)