palo verde

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pa·lo ver·de

or pa·lo·ver·de  (păl′ō vûr′dē, vûrd′)
Any of various spiny, nearly leafless, bushy trees of the genus Parkinsonia (formerly Cercidium) in the pea family, native to the southwest United States and Mexico and having yellow flowers and green bark.

[American Spanish : Spanish palo, tree (from Latin pālus, stake; see pale1) + Spanish verde, green (from Latin viridis).]
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Noun1.palo verde - densely branched spiny tree of southwestern United States having showy yellow flowers and blue-green barkpalo verde - densely branched spiny tree of southwestern United States having showy yellow flowers and blue-green bark; sometimes placed in genus Cercidium
genus Parkinsonia, Parkinsonia - small genus of spiny shrubs or small trees
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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