madroño

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Mexican Spanish madroño.

NounEdit

madroño ‎(plural madroños or madroño)

  1. Alternative form of madrone

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SpanishEdit

madroño

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

Uncertain, perhaps from Basque mart- ‎(blackberry; bramble), as in martotx ‎(bramble), martsuts ~ martuza ‎(blackberry). Basque also gave Aragonese martuel, Catalan maduixa ‎(strawberry). 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. Compare Portuguese medronho.

NounEdit

madroño m ‎(plural madroños)

  1. strawberry tree (Arbutus unedo)
  2. Fruit of the strawberry tree

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