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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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(Plants) US a thorny American shrub with green bark
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(ˌpæl oʊˈvɜr di, -ˈvɜrd)

n., pl. -ver•des.
any of several spiny American desert shrubs of the genus Cercidium, of the legume family, having green bark.
[1850–55; < American Spanish: literally, green tree]
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Noun1.paloverde - 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
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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Its official neckwear is the bola tie, the official tree is the paloverde, and the official butterfly is the two-tailed swallowtail.
Jury-rigged workstations loosely structured the space into three separate areas: one for reading and informational display, another with small science-fair-type geological experiments in water flow and delta formation, and a third in which seedlings of the desert paloverde tree grew beneath fluorescent bulbs.
This was calculated using the Paloverde program (Sanderson, 2006) and a penalized likelihood rate smoothed Bayesian consensus phylogeny (Lavin et al., 2005).