palo blanco

noun
palo blan·​co | \ -ˈblaŋ(ˌ)kō \

Definition of palo blanco

: any of various tropical or western American trees or shrubs with whitish or pale wood or bark: such as
a : a western American hackberry (Celtis reticulata), having light-colored bark
b : a tree (Lysiloma candida) of Lower California whose bark is used in tanning

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History and Etymology for palo blanco

Mexican Spanish, literally, white tree

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“Palo blanco.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/palo%20blanco. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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