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madrone

[muh-droh-nuh]
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noun
  1. 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.
  2. the pale reddish-brown wood of this tree.
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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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British Dictionary definitions for madroña

madroña

madroo (məˈdrəʊnjəʊ) or madrone (məˈdrəʊnə)

noun plural -ñas, -ños or -nes
  1. an ericaceous North American evergreen tree or shrub, Arbutus menziesii, with white flowers and red berry-like fruitsSee also strawberry tree
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Word Origin

C19: from Spanish
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