See also: madrono

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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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