American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small tree (Ilex cassine) of the southeast United States, having red or sometimes orange to yellow fruit and leathery, dark green leaves. Also called cassina.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small evergreen tree, Ilex Dahoon, of the southern United States, allied to the holly, and sometimes called the dahoon holly. The wood is white and soft, but close-grained.
GNU Webster's 1913
- An evergreen shrub or small tree (Ilex cassine) of the southern United States, bearing red drupes and having soft, white, close-grained wood; -- called also
- Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The leaves of the Ilex opaca, like the Ilex dahoon and Ilex cassina, are used as substitutes for green tea.”
Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs
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Words of which the origin is unknown.
(i.e. we don't know who coined them and they probably aren't derived from another language like Latin)
Originally this list was to contain multisyllabic words that end in "oon," but as you can see from the comments, all hell broke loose.
A continuation of my first list, "A Serving of Random Palavery". Like the first, this list contains words that catch my attention, ring happily in my ears, are fun to speak, or are interesting to ...
A place for me to keep words I found (or found anew) while reading Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. (Culling my enormous "Learned (or Encountered) in Reading" list.)
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