any of several evergreen trees belonging to the genus Arbutus, of the heath family, especially A. menziesii (Pacific madrone) of western North America, having red, flaky bark and bearing edible reddish berries.
the pale reddish-brown wood of this tree.
Also ma·dro·na, ma·dro·ño [muh-drohn-yoh] /məˈdroʊn yoʊ/, ma·dro·ña [muh-drohn-yuh] /məˈdroʊn yə/.
Origin of madrone
1835–45, Americanism; < American Spanish madroño; Spanish: strawberry tree (ulterior origin uncertain)
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madroo (məˈdrəʊnjəʊ) or madrone (məˈdrəʊnə)
noun plural -ñas, -ños or -nes
Word Origin for madroña
C19: from Spanish
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