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madrone

[ muh-droh-nuh ]
/ m蓹藞dro蕣 n蓹 /
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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路dro路na, ma路dro路帽o [muh-drohn-yoh], /m蓹藞dro蕣n yo蕣/, ma路dro路帽a [muh-drohn-yuh]. /m蓹藞dro蕣n y蓹/.

Origin of madrone

An Americanism dating back to 1835鈥45; from Latin American Spanish (Panama, Colombia), Spanish madro帽o 鈥渟trawberry tree,鈥 Mozarabic ma峁璻o帽o; further origin uncertain
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