from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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 dahoon holly.
from The 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.
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