Ma*dri"na(?), n. [Sp., prop., a godmother.] An animal (usually an old mare), wearing a bell and acting as the leader of a troop of pack mules. [S. America]
ma*dro"no(?), n. [Sp. madroo.] (Bot.) A small evergreen tree or shrub (Arbutus Menziesii), of Pacific North America, having a smooth bark, thick glossy leathery leaves, and edible orange-red berries, which are often called madroa apples; the wood is used for furniture and the bark for tanning.
Syn. -- madrona, manzanita, Arbutus menziesii.
[1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]
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