paloverde

[pal-oh-vur-dee, -vurd]
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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.

Nearby words

  1. palos,
  2. palos heights,
  3. palos hills,
  4. palos verdes estates,
  5. palouse,
  6. palp,
  7. palpable,
  8. palpal,
  9. palpate,
  10. palpation

Origin of paloverde

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

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