paloverde

paloverde

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

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

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paloverde

noun
a thorny shrub of the genus Cercidium that grows in dry parts of the southwestern United States and adjacent Mexico; has smooth light green bark and racemes of yellow flowers and small leaves 
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