from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An evergreen Californian shrub (Heteromeles arbutifolia), having leathery leaves, small white flowers in large panicles, and red, fleshy, berrylike fruit. Also called Christmas berry.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a chiefly Californian ornamental evergreen shrub (Heteromeles arbutifolia) of the rose family having white flowers succeeded by red berries
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Californian holly, Hetero-meles arbutifolia. Also tollon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. ornamental evergreen treelike shrub of the Pacific coast of the United States having large white flowers and red berrylike fruits; often placed in genus Photinia
Spanish tollon, from Greek tolon.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Spanish tollón. (Wiktionary)