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madroña

/ məˈdrəʊnə; məˈdrəʊnjə; məˈdrəʊnjəʊ /

noun

  1. an ericaceous North American evergreen tree or shrub, Arbutus menziesii, with white flowers and red berry-like fruits See also strawberry tree


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Word History and Origins

Origin of madroña1

C19: from Spanish

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Example Sentences

The madrona, with greenest leaf and pungent berry, stands here.

The boy turned around at these words, and saw the Captain of the Madrona.

It was a low, brown cottage, planted close against the hill, and overhung by the foliage and peeling boughs of a madrona thicket.

The madrona, when at its best, is one of the largest members of the family; but it is not always at its best.

One of the most extensive uses for the wood of madrona is for charcoal burning.

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