Definition of toyon
: a chiefly Californian ornamental evergreen shrub (Heteromeles arbutifolia) of the rose family having white flowers succeeded by persistent usually bright red berries
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Maxwell wanted to get rid of her lawn, conserve water and attract wildlife, something she’s accomplished with Sonoma sage, toyon, elderberry and poppies.
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Origin and Etymology of toyon
American Spanish tollon
First Known Use: 1848See Words from the same year
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