madrono


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ma·dro·ne

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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.madroño - evergreen tree of the Pacific coast of North America having glossy leathery leaves and orange-red edible berriesmadrono - 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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Unable in the darkness to penetrate the thickets of manzanita and other undergrowth, utterly bewildered and overcome with fatigue, he had lain down near the root of a large madrono and fallen into a dreamless sleep.
Sometimes, when all seemed fair, the lack was a railroad, sometimes madrono and manzanita trees, and, usually, there was too much fog.
More leaping tree squirrels, more ruddy madronos and majestic oaks, more fairy circles of redwoods, and, still beside the singing stream, they passed a gate by the roadside.
Billy pointed to the father of all madronos, six feet in diameter at its base, sturdy and sound, which stood before the house.
He now found himself in a nook of several acres, where the oak and manzanita and madrono gave way to clusters of stately redwoods.
Their tops were crowned with century-old spruce trees, and their sides clothed with oaks and madronos and native holly.
On the crest he came through an amazing thicket of velvet-trunked young madronos, and emerged on an open hillside that led down into
The El Oso y el Madrono statue, of a bear nuzzling a strawberry tree, is the official symbol of the city and a popular meeting spot for locals.
El ejido esta conformado por 1280 ha de bosque conformado por ocote (Pinus sp.), oyamel (Abies religiosa), encinos (Quercus sp.) y madrono (Arbutus sp.) y se encuentra dentro de un Area de Proteccion de Flora y Fauna (Figura 1).
Compagina su faceta de presentador de Aqui hay madrono (Telemadrid) con su trabajo como director en Salvame (Telecinco).
Byrsonima crassifolia (L.) Malpighiaceae Nance Kunth Calycophyllum candidissimum Rubiaceae Madrono (Vahl) DC.