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dahoon

[ duh-hoon ]
/ dəˈhun /
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noun
an evergreen shrub, Ilex cassine, of the southern U.S., having flat, leathery, dark green leaves and red or yellow fruits in large clusters.
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Origin of dahoon

An Americanism dating back to 1720–30; origin uncertain
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How to use dahoon in a sentence

  • The tree is known locally as yaupon, dahoon, dahoon holly, and Henderson wood.

    American Forest Trees|Henry H. Gibson
  • Another form, narrowleaf dahoon (Ilex cassine angustifolia), is listed by Sudworth.

    American Forest Trees|Henry H. Gibson
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