paloverde


pal·o·ver·de

noun \ˌpa-lō-ˈver-(ˌ)dā, ˌpä-, -ˈvər-\

Definition of PALOVERDE

1
:  any of several small spiny trees or shrubs (genus Cercidium) of the legume family that have greenish branches and are found chiefly in dry regions of the southwestern United States and Mexico

Origin of PALOVERDE

Mexican Spanish, literally, green tree
First Known Use: 1854

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