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.
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How to use toyon in a sentence
A little bank that runs from the wickiup to the toyon bushes is covered with white forget-me-nots.The Arrow-Maker | Mary Austin
Hume answered that it was, and named two or three men in El toyon as possible stake holders.
But if I'm back in El toyon to-morrow with the wires busy there won't be a hole in the web for a blue bottle to buzz through.
He made more friends in the six months of his stay—he left in June,—than any other man in El toyon had made in a year.
With no look behind him he mounted, spurred out into the road and galloped off toward El toyon.