paloverde

[ pal-oh-vur-dee, -vurd ]
/ ˌpæl oʊˈvɜr di, -ˈvɜrd /
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noun

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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