[ pal-oh-vur-dee, -vurd ]
/ ˌpæl oʊˈvɜr di, -ˈvɜrd /
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
Words nearby paloverde
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Example sentences 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