(also madroño /-ˈdrōnyō/)
Definition of madrone
- an evergreen tree of the heath family with white flowers, red berries, and glossy leaves, native to western North America. Typically, its smooth, thin red bark peels away to reveal a yellowish layer underneath.
- Genus Arbutus, family Ericaceae: several species, in particular the Pacific madrone (A. menziesii)
mid 19th century: from Spanish