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pa·lo ver·deor 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).]
(Plants) US a thorny American shrub with green bark
pal•o•ver•de(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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|Noun||1.||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|