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

Wikipedia foundation.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • toyon — ☆ toyon [tō′yən ] n. [AmSp, also tollon, prob. < Nahuatl name] 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 …   English World dictionary

  • toyon — noun Etymology: American Spanish tollon Date: 1848 a chiefly Californian ornamental evergreen shrub (Heteromeles arbutifolia) of the rose family having white flowers succeeded by persistent usually bright red berries …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • toyon — /toy on, ohn/ an evergreen, rosaceous shrub or small tree, Heteromeles arbutifolia (or Photinia arbutifolia), of California and northern Mexico, having clusters of small, white flowers and bright red berries. Also called Christmas berry. [1840 50 …   Universalium

  • toyon — toy·on …   English syllables

  • toyon — 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 • Syn: ↑tollon, ↑Christmasberry, ↑Christmas berry, ↑Heteromeles arbutifolia,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Toyon Hall — is an all sophomore dormitory at Stanford University. Its Mission style residence halls originally housed 150 men, but today Toyon is a co ed dorm allowing for more than 200 residents. Each of its three floors is co ed, and most rooms are two… …   Wikipedia

  • Toyon Bay — is located on Catalina Island off the coast of California. Originally inhabited by a group of natives called either Pipi Mari (or Pimugnans, depending on your point of view), and the Torqua, whom a nearby spring is named after. It was site of a… …   Wikipedia

  • Toyon Canyon Landfill — The Toyon Canyon Landfill was a controversial landfill wholly within Los Angeles Griffith Park. Filling began in 1957 and ended in 1985. A lawsuit in 1959 attempted to stop the project but was unsuccessful. A summary of the lawsuit is available… …   Wikipedia

  • Ai Toyon — is the Yakut god of light, usually depicted as an eagle perched atop the world tree .ources* [ Encyclopedia Mythica] …   Wikipedia

  • Heteromeles arbutifolia — Taxobox name = Toyon image width = 240px image caption = Habitus regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida subclassis = Rosidae unranked ordo = Eurosids I ordo = Rosales familia = Rosaceae subfamilia = Maloideae genus =… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.