Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small house, especially in the open country; specifically, a house standing alone, where soldiers may lie hid or take a position.
- n. A ceremonial drink of the Indians of eastern North America.
“They brought mee therefore fish in their little boates and of their meale of Mast, they made also of their drinke which they call cassine, which they sent to Vtina and we.”
“Ilex cassine, Salix longipes and Chrysobalanus icaco.”
“Last June, when I found myself so ill at my cassine, I had determined to go to Rocabiliare, and even to erect a hut at the spring, for my own convenience.”
“Cabane has practically replaced cassine in modern French.”
“He assured me, there was no want of fresh butter, good poultry, excellent veal, and delicate trout; and that the articles of living might be had at Rocabiliare for half the price we paid at Nice: but finding myself grow better immediately on my return from the cassine to my own house, I would not put myself to the trouble and expence of a further removal.”
“The cassine, or yapon, is a shrub which never grows higher than 15 feet; its bark is very smooth, and the wood flexible.”
“They were extremely ceremonious, celebrating planting and harvest seasons, fishing and hunting expeditions, the going and return of war parties, marriages and funerals, each with special rites of prayer, fasting, feasting, dancing and purification by means of the "black drink" brewed from the leaves of the Ilex cassine.”
“[273-2] The Creeks had, according to Hawkins, not less than seven sacred plants; chief of them were the cassine yupon, called by botanists _Ilex vomitoria_, or _Ilex cassina_, of the natural order Aquifoliaceæ; and the blue flag, _Iris versicolor_, natural order Iridaceæ.”
“Tobacco, the maguey, coca; in California the chucuaco; among the Mexicans the snake plant, ollinhiqui or coaxihuitl; and among the southern tribes of our own country the cassine yupon and iris versicolor, [273-2] were used; and, it is even said, were cultivated for this purpose.”
“Thanks to a grant the BioWorks Butterfly Garden will be getting 12 new trees, mostly Dahoon Holly (Ilex cassine) to replace a number of Wax Myrtle (Myrica cerifera) that have been slowly failing over the last few years.”
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