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

Examples of madrone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Drought has browned its grass and many of its pine and madrone trees. Martin Kuz, The Christian Science Monitor, 8 Oct. 2021 The unique structure, made up of madrone logs and topped with a metal dome and a gorgeous blue glass ball, was the visual centerpiece of the back garden. oregonlive, 10 June 2021 Nature sets the tone and rhythm of the 38-room property, composed of a lodge, stand-alone treehouses, and 16 acres of redwoods, madrone trees, Douglas firs, and oaks. Travel + Leisure Staff, Travel + Leisure, 19 Feb. 2020 Your tree is not a rhododendron but Arbutus menziesii or Pacific madrone (also called arbutus, madrona, madroño). oregonlive, 20 Dec. 2020 The passage between both these worlds is marked by the mature Pacific madrone trees perched high on the cliff, catching the golden light on their red-brown trunks. Washington Post, 7 Oct. 2020 Berleman said this is happening right now in the North Bay, as well as other parts of the greater Bay Area with woodlands that are made up primarily of oak and bay laurel, and sometimes douglas fir and madrone trees. Kellie Hwang,, 28 Sep. 2020 Imagine an ideal Sonoma hillside dotted with stately oak, Manzanita, and madrone trees. Jennifer Fernandez, House Beautiful, 18 Sep. 2020 The ceiling is supported by arches made of the trunks of madrone trees with the bark left on. Carl Nolte,, 7 Mar. 2020

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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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“Madrone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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