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[pal-oh-vur-dee, -vurd]
  1. a spiny, desert shrub, Cercidium floridum, of the legume family, of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, having green bark.
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Origin of paloverde

1850–55, Americanism; < American Spanish: literally, green tree
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Historical Examples of 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