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/.
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How to use madrone in a sentence
They draw the more terrestrially inclined, too, such as Shaun Salamida and his wife, Amy, who moved to San Juan Island and started madrone Cellars & Cider.
Gaunt pines clothed its rocky slope, intermingled with clumps of chaparral and the glossy-leaved madrone bushes.The Motor Rangers Through the Sierras | Marvin West
In front was a precipitous cliff studded with dwarf madrone trees and the twisted manzanita.The Rest Hollow Mystery | Rebecca N. Porter
The madrone, richly leaved like the laurel, reflects the sunlight from a bole glistening as though freshly carved from wet gold.The Native Son | Inez Haynes Irwin
She had said that "Anne wath mad wiv her, and that Alix--" she managed to lisp the name, "wath up in the madrone!"Sisters | Kathleen Norris
The wood of the madrone is hard and close-grained, of a light brown, shaded with red, with lighter-colored sap-wood.The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits | Mary Elizabeth Parsons