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madrone

[ muh-droh-nuh ]
/ məˈdroʊ nə /
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noun
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.
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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

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45; from Latin American Spanish (Panama, Colombia), Spanish madroño “strawberry tree,” Mozarabic maṭroño; further origin uncertain
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