Pacific madrone


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Definition for pacific madrone (2 of 2)

[ muh-droh-nuh ]
/ məˈdroʊ nə /


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.
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) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020