or ma·dro·na also ma·dro·ño
nounpl. ma·dro·nes or ma·dro·nas also ma·dro·ños
An evergreen tree (Arbutus menziesii) in the heath family, native to Pacific North America, having glossy leaves, small white flowers, flaky bark, and orange or red edible berries.
Origin of madroneAmerican Spanish madroño, tree of the genus Arbutus, from Spanish, strawberry tree, from Old Spanish, from Mozarabic ma&tlowdot;roño, probably from earlier *arma&tlowdot;rono (taken as Arabic al-, the + Mozarabic ma&tlowdot;roño), ultimately from alteration (perhaps influenced by Latin materia, tree trunk, or mat&umacron;rus, ripe) of Vulgar Latin *arbutrus, alteration of Latin arbutus.