paloverde

noun
pal·​o·​ver·​de | \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 U.S. and Mexico

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But a good overview starts at the Waddell Trail with its cholla, saguaro and paloverde. Sonja Haller, azcentral, "Ultimate Arizona bucket list: 15 things to do in Surprise," 16 Feb. 2015 In the high desert east of this border town, the rolling hills topped with mesquite and paloverde trees are a picture of rugged desolation. Richard Marosi, latimes.com, "Towers and cameras, not a wall, keep migrants from crossing the border into Arizona," 16 Apr. 2018 Keeping company with the ironwood trees are mesquite, paloverde, creosote and saguaro. latimes.com, "Here are the national monuments being reconsidered under Trump," 26 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of paloverde

1829, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for paloverde

Mexican Spanish, literally, green tree

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