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dahoon

[ duh-hoon ]

noun

  1. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of dahoon1

An Americanism dating back to 1720–30; origin uncertain

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Example Sentences

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

Another form, narrowleaf dahoon (Ilex cassine angustifolia), is listed by Sudworth.

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