Definition of Toyon

1. Noun. 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.




Definition of Toyon

1. Noun. a chiefly Californian ornamental evergreen shrub (''Heteromeles'' ''arbutifolia'') of the rose family having white flowers succeeded by red berries ¹

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Definition of Toyon

1. an ornamental evergreen shrub [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Toyon

toyings
toyish
toyishly
toyless
toylike
toylsom
toymaker
toymakers
toymaking
toyman
toymen
toyo
toyocamycin
toyocamycin nitrile hydrolase
toyohaite
toyon (current term)
toyons
toyos
toys
toys in the attic
toyseller
toysellers
toyshop
toyshops
toysome
toystore
toystores
toywoman
toywomen
toywort

Literary usage of Toyon

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Outdoor Heritage by Harold Child Bryant (1919)
"Every Christmas brings to market the so-called California holly or toyon. ... In many places toyon bushes now fail to produce a crop of berries owing to the ..."

2. Supplement to Second Edition of Kerr's Cyclopedic California Codes by James Manford Kerr (1922)
"Protection of toyon or Christmas red-berry tree. [New.] i 402. Sale or exposing animals affected with glanders, a misdemeanor. $ 402c. ..."

3. "The New Ceylon.": Being a Sketch of British North Borneo, Or Sabah. From by Joseph Hatton (1881)
"On the road to toyon the highest level above sea was 2300; toyon is situated at 1800 ... Kina Balu bears from here due SW In the vicinity of toyon is Liput; ..."

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