appalachian tea

noun
Usage: usually capitalized A
1. : the leaves of either of two shrubs (Ilex glabra and I. vomitoria) of the eastern United States locally used as a tea
2. : any plant that yields Appalachian tea

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1. the leaves of any of certain plants of the genus Ilex of the eastern U.S., as the shrub I. glabra, sometimes used as a tea.
2. a plant yielding such leaves.
[1905-10, Amer.]

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Appalachian tea,
1. any one of various shrubs of the eastern United States of the same family as the holly, whose leaves are used locally for brewing a kind of tea.
2. the withe rod, whose leaves are also used for tea.
3. the leaves of either of these.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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