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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.
[American Spanish tollón, toyón, from Ohlone (Penutian language of the San Francisco Bay region) tottcon.]
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(Plants) a shrub related to the rose which has white flowers and red berries and which grows on the Pacific coast of the United States
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|Noun||1.||toyon - ornamental evergreen treelike shrub of the Pacific coast of the United States having large white flowers and red berrylike fruits; often placed in genus Photinia|
genus Heteromeles, Heteromeles - one species: toyon; in some classifications included in genus Photinia
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