[ duh-hoon ]
/ dəˈhun /


an evergreen shrub, Ilex cassine, of the southern U.S., having flat, leathery, dark green leaves and red or yellow fruits in large clusters.

Origin of dahoon

An Americanism dating back to 1720–30; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for dahoon

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

    American Forest Trees|Henry H. Gibson