- a spiny, desert shrub, Cercidium floridum, of the legume family, of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, having green bark.
Origin of paloverde
1850–55, Americanism; < American Spanish: literally, green tree
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Examples from the Web for paloverde
Finally it came out on a level stretch of ground, partly covered with a chaparral of greasewood, ironwood, and paloverde.Frank Merriwell, Junior's, Golden Trail
Burt L. Standish