palo blanco

noun palo blan·co \-ˈblaŋ(ˌ)kō\

Definition of palo blanco

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of palo blanco

Mexican Spanish, literally, white tree


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