madrone

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Anglicization of Mexican Spanish madroño.

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madrone ‎(plural madrones or madrone)

  1. The strawberry tree (Arbutus unedo).
  2. (US) Any of three local relatives:
    1. The Pacific madrone (Arbutus menziesii)
    2. The Arizona madrone (Arbutus arizonica)
    3. The Texas madrone (Arbutus xalapensis)
    • 1993, Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, ‘Filipino Box Spring Hog’:
      Dig a big pit in a dirt alley road / Fill it with madrone and bay / Stinks like hell and the neighbours complain / Don't give a hoot what they say.

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