Definition of Madrona

1. Noun. Evergreen tree of the Pacific coast of North America having glossy leathery leaves and orange-red edible berries; wood used for furniture and bark for tanning.

Exact synonyms: Arbutus Menziesii, Madrono, Manzanita
Generic synonyms: Arbutus



Definition of Madrona

1. an evergreen tree [n -S]

Medical Definition of Madrona

1. A small evergreen tree or shrub (Arbutus Menziesii), of California, having a smooth bark, thick shining leaves, and edible red berries, which are often called madrona apples. Alternative forms: madrono. Origin: Sp. Madrono. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Madrona

madreporite
madreporites
madres
madrier
madrigal
madrigaler
madrigalers
madrigalian
madrigalist
madrigalists
madrigals
madrilene
madrilenes
madrina
madriporian coral
madrona (current term)
madronas
madrone
madrones
madrono
madronos
madroño
madroños
mads
madtom
madtoms
madtsoiid
madtsoiids
maduro
maduromycosis

Literary usage of Madrona

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1. The Natural Wealth of California: Comprising Early History; Geography by Titus Fey Cronise (1868)
"Oaks—Cedars—Firs—California Nutmeg—California Yew Tree—Laurel—Manzanita— madrona—Horse Chestnut, or Buckeye—Shrub* and Plants—Poison ..."

2. The Stanislaus and Lake Tahoe Forest Reserves and Adjacent Territory by George Bishop Sudworth (1900)
"madrona. The main range of the madrona lies in the coast region of California and ... The madrona occurs rather abundantly in a few localities in the middle ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1877)
"A madrona SWALLOWS AN OAK ! — " Being yesterday in the country in this neighborhood, I saw what seemed to me a curious botanical phenomenon, which may be of ..."

4. King's American Dispensatory by John King, Harvey Wickes Felter, John Uri Lloyd (1900)
"... Douglass, of Mexico, both known as madrona, are used like uva ursi ; as are also the ... madrona ..."

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