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 of toyonAmSp, also tollon, probably from Nahuatl name
An evergreen shrub (Heteromeles arbutifolia) in the rose family, native to California and Baja California, having leathery leaves, small white flowers in large panicles, and red berrylike fruit. Also called Christmas berry .
Origin of toyonAmerican Spanish tollón, toyón from Ohlone (Penutian language of the San Francisco Bay region) tottcon