dahoon

[ duh-hoon ]
/ dəˈhun /

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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Example sentences from the Web for dahoon

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

    American Forest Trees|Henry H. Gibson