madroño

madrone

[muh-droh-nuh]
noun
1.
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.
2.
the pale reddish-brown wood of this tree.
Also, madrona, madroño [muh-drohn-yoh] , madroña [muh-drohn-yuh] .


Origin:
1835–45, Americanism; < American Spanish madroño; Spanish: strawberry tree (ulterior origin uncertain)

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madroña, madroño or madrone (məˈdrəʊnjə, məˈdrəʊnjəʊ, məˈdrəʊnə)
 
n , pl -ñas, -ños, -nes
See also strawberry tree an ericaceous North American evergreen tree or shrub, Arbutus menziesii, with white flowers and red berry-like fruits
 
[C19: from Spanish]
 
madroño, madroño or madrone
 
n
 
[C19: from Spanish]
 
madrone, madroño or madrone
 
n
 
[C19: from Spanish]

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