<botany> 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.

Synonyms: South-Sea tea.

Alternative forms: yapon, youpon, and yupon.

(01 Mar 1998)

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