madroño

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Mexican Spanish madroño.

NounEdit

madroño (plural madroños or madroño)

  1. The strawberry tree.

Derived termsEdit

  • Mexican madroño
  • Pacific madroño

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SpanishEdit

madroño

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Basque mart- ‘blackberry; bramble’, as in martotx ‘bramble’, martsuts ~ martuza ‘blackberry’. Basque also gave Aragonese martuel, Catalan maduixa. Similar sense development in Galician amorogo, Portuguese morango ‘strawberry’, both from amora ‘blackberry; bramble’. Replaced now dialectal (a)borto, from Old Spanish alborco, from Latin arbutus.

NounEdit

madroño m (plural madroños)

  1. strawberry tree, Arbutus unedo.
  2. Fruit of the strawberry tree

Derived termsEdit

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Last modified on 12 December 2013, at 17:07