toyon

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noun toy·on \ˈtȯi-ˌän\

Definition of toyon

  1. :  a chiefly Californian ornamental evergreen shrub (Heteromeles arbutifolia) of the rose family having white flowers succeeded by persistent usually bright red berries

Origin and Etymology of toyon

American Spanish tollon


First Known Use: 1848


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