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.
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 toyon
- American Spanish tollón
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Spanish tollÃ³n.