palo verde


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pa·lo ver·de

or pa·lo·ver·de  (păl′ō vûr′dē, vûrd′)
n.
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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Construction of first phase of the $90m Palo Verde community at Mooney Boulevard and Seminole Avenue in Tulare, California.
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The MTA also planted more than 5,000 trees, including California natives, such as the bushy yellow-flowered palo verde, the coast live oak and the cottonwood, whose leaves turn bright yellow in the fall.
The concrete of the two wings that define the entrance and front Central Avenue is revealed to be in huge precast panels (the biggest size that could be put on a flat-bed delivery vehicle) and the aggregate turns out to be grey-green, a local calcite that is not normally used in such work, but which softly whispers in colour to the strange, almost mineral verdure of the Palo Verde trees that, to do the Phoenix authorities justice, line this part of Central and help make a carefully graded sequence of scales between the building and the road.
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North Gila 500 kV Project consists of approximately 115 miles of new single-circuit, 500 kV transmission line between the Palo Verde Hub (the area around the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station) and the existing North Gila Substation (northeast of Yuma).
To start with, you should consider planting a palo verde tree.
PHOENIX -- Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station's Unit 2 recorded the best performance in plant history beginning with its last refueling outage in spring 2011 to the current scheduled maintenance and refueling outage, which commenced over the weekend.
Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station s Unit 2 recorded the best performance in plant history beginning with its last refueling outage in spring 2011 to the current scheduled maintenance and refueling outage, which commenced over the weekend.
M2 EQUITYBITES-April 25, 2011-APS receives NRC 's 20 year license extension for Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station(C)2011 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.

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