palo blanco


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

Word History


Mexican Spanish, literally, white tree

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“Palo blanco.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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