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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.]
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(məˈdrəʊnjə) ,




n, pl -ñas, -ños or -nes
(Plants) an ericaceous North American evergreen tree or shrub, Arbutus menziesii, with white flowers and red berry-like fruits. See also strawberry tree
[C19: from Spanish]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.madroña - evergreen tree of the Pacific coast of North America having glossy leathery leaves and orange-red edible berriesmadrona - evergreen tree of the Pacific coast of North America having glossy leathery leaves and orange-red edible berries; wood used for furniture and bark for tanning
arbutus - any of several evergreen shrubs of the genus Arbutus of temperate Europe and America
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Here and there that woods harlequin, the madrone, permitting itself to be caught in the act of changing its pea-green trunk to madder-red, breathed its fragrance into the air from great clusters of waxen bells.
In July 2018, Long Meadow Ranch celebrated the grand opening of its new Anderson Valley tasting room, located at The Madrones in Philo, Calif.
We also lost 58 acres of pristine mixed forest, including pines, cedars, firs, and madrones. We lost our 1/4-acre garden, and fencing, too.
We checked in at The Madrones - a stunning self-catering hotel with awardwinning Mediterranean architecture that sits on the edge of the Indian Creek State Park.
Pull into the Madrones, a Mediterranean-looking complex that opened last year in Philo, to sip at four tasting rooms (tasting fee $5 each).
sweeps around again, catching the cedars and madrones across the bay,
The creek entered and left our neighborhood in culverts, but for several blocks it flowed through natural grassy banks, meandering among madrones and laurels and redwoods.
She could twist the radio to high and drive like this for the rest of the day-- the same street, the same hairpin turn that knocks the jack in the trunk from one wheel well to the other--or she could pass the turn and keep going, the cold soda wedged between her legs, the bass notes throbbing like a vein, out past the closed shops and squat houses, the church with its bland white arch, toward the hills, beyond that shadowy nest of red madrones.
Madrones are the tallest members of the Heath Family, which includes such diverse relatives as heathers, rhododendrons, azaleas, sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum), farkelberry and manzanitas.
to the prison as it can get times and downtown area but the north too - hidden gems to be Both the Omni San Francisco and the Madrones cost from pounds 120 per night, while rooms at the Brewery Gulch Inn start from pounds 170.
Hidden just out of sight as you drive along Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, the Inkwells (pictured) feel like a warm-weather revelation--two perfect pools among the redwoods and madrones near Samuel P.
Like many varieties of trees in the urban West, Seattle's grand old madrones are threatened by a host of ailments.