Definition of Ilex paraguariensis
1. Noun. South American holly; leaves used in making a drink like tea.
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Literary usage of Ilex paraguariensis
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1. The Trees of America: Native and Foreign, Pictorially and Botanically by Daniel Jay Browne (1846)
"The ilex paraguariensis is highly ornamental, and doubtless would flourish in ... ice., ilex paraguariensis ; Brazil, Thea bohea, ilex paraguariensis, ..."
2. Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society by Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain). (1853)
"... a regular " high way of nations " for traffic, choosing a serrated-leaved Ilex to make tea from, for the Paraguay Tea-tree is the ilex paraguariensis, ..."
3. Manual of the Trees of North America (exclusive of Mexico) by Charles Sprague Sargent (1905)
"ilex paraguariensis, St. Hilaire, of South America, furnishes the mate' or Paraguay tea, and is the most useful of the species. ..."
4. Applied and Economic Botany: Especially Adapted for the Use of Students in by Henry Kraemer (1914)
"MATE, Paraguay or Brazilian tea, consists of the leaves of ilex paraguariensis (Fig. 33i) found in Brazil, Argentine and Paraguay. ..."
5. The Tree Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Trees of North America by Julia Ellen Rogers (1905)
"Chief of these is ilex paraguariensis. These are the most important species, in a commercial sense. "Yerba mate"' has a remarkable stimulating effect upon ..."