madrone

noun
ma·​dro·​ne | \ mə-ˈdrō-nə How to pronounce madrone (audio) \
variants: or madrona or less commonly madrono

Definition of madrone

: any of several evergreen trees (genus Arbutus) of the heath family especially : one (A. menziesii) of the Pacific coast of North America with smooth red bark, thick shining leaves, and edible red berries

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Trees include coastal redwoods, tanoaks, Douglas firs and madrones. Elaine Ingalls, The Mercury News, "Better Place Forests creates memorial trees, an alternative to cemeteries," 1 July 2019 Since buying the property in 2000, Carter has developed its 85 woodsy acres — rooted here are madrone, Douglas fir, manzanita and the most easterly redwoods in the country — into a community for artists. Leilani Marie Labong, San Francisco Chronicle, "Studio visit with Richard Carter in his 1874 Napa County farmhouse," 8 June 2018 Take a hike through the firs and madrones of 240-acre Grand Forest, or rent a ride from one of the two nearby bike shops and spend the day spinning country lanes to places like Fort Ward Park, home to a secret World War II naval base. Tim Neville, Outside Online, "The Definitive Guide to Visiting the Pacific Northwest," 24 May 2018 On sunny days, the blue sky, green canopy and the red, peeling bark of Pacific madrones all swirl together, making an especially colorful hike. OregonLive.com, "Tumble into the 'Alice in Wonderland' trails around Ashland," 11 Mar. 2018 Its handle, whether madrone or oak, has a satiny finish and a weight that is reassuring rather than burdensome. Jonathan Kauffman, San Francisco Chronicle, "The 19-year-old knife nomad who travels around California," 19 Mar. 2018 Deciduous trees include Oregon white oak, California black oak, bigleaf maple, Pacific madrone, and golden chinkapin. OregonLive.com, "How to control cutworm caterpillars in the garden: Ask an expert," 17 Feb. 2018 With every sweep of his deft hands, impressionistic creations rise from such basic natural mediums as redwood, cedar and madrone trees or shale, basalt and even the simplest river rock. Bill Monroe, OregonLive.com, "Milwaukie artist transforms his love for fish into conservation," 19 May 2017

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First Known Use of madrone

1841, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for madrone

Spanish madroño

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