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paloverde

[pal-oh-vur-dee, -vurd] /ˌpæl oʊˈvɜr di, -ˈvɜrd/
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1.
a spiny, desert shrub, Cercidium floridum, of the legume family, of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, having green bark.
Origin of paloverde
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism; < American Spanish: literally, green tree
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