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or ma·dro·na  (mə-drō′nə) also ma·dro·ño (-drō′nyō)
n. pl. ma·dro·nes or ma·dro·nas also ma·dro·ños
An evergreen tree (Arbutus menziesii) in the heath family, native to Pacific North America, having glossy leaves, small white flowers, flaky bark, and orange or red edible berries.

[American Spanish madroño, tree of the genus Arbutus, from Spanish, strawberry tree, from Old Spanish, from Mozarabic maṭroño, probably from earlier *armaṭrono (taken as Arabic al-, the + Mozarabic maṭroño), ultimately from alteration (perhaps influenced by Latin māteria, tree trunk, or mātūrus, ripe) of Vulgar Latin *arbutrus, alteration of Latin arbutus.]


or ma•dro•na

(məˈdroʊ nə)

also ma•dro•ño (-ˈdroʊn yoʊ)

n., pl. -nes or -nas, also -ños.
an evergreen tree, Arbutus menziesii, of the heath family, native to W North America, having red flaky bark and bearing edible reddish berries.
[1835–45, Amer.; < American Spanish]
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