toyon definition by Webster's New World
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a large evergreen shrub or tree (Heteromeles arbutifolia) of the rose family, with clusters of white flowers and bright-red berries: it is native to California
Origin: American Spanish also tollon, probably ; from Nahuatl name
toyon definition by American Heritage Dictionary
An evergreen Californian shrub (Heteromeles arbutifolia), having leathery leaves, small white flowers in large panicles, and red, fleshy, berrylike fruit. Also called Christmas berry.
Origin: Spanish tollon, from Greek tolon.