madrona
madrona ma*dro"na, madrona ma*dro"[~n]a, madrono ma*dro"no, n. [Sp. madro[~n]o.] (Bot.) A small evergreen tree or shrub ({Arbutus Menziesii}), of Pacific North America, having a smooth bark, thick glossy leathery leaves, and edible orange-red berries, which are often called {madro[~n]a apples}; the wood is used for furniture and the bark for tanning. [Written also {madro[~n]o}.]

Syn: madrona, manzanita, {Arbutus menziesii}. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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