American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A spiny, nearly leafless, bushy tree (Cercidium floridum syn. Parkinsonia florida) of the southwest United States, having showy yellow flowers and blue-green bark.
- n. Any of several similar or related shrubs.
- n. US Any of a variety of trees in the genus Parkinsonia, with characteristic green bark, found in desert areas of North America.
- n. densely branched spiny tree of southwestern United States having showy yellow flowers and blue-green bark; sometimes placed in genus Cercidium
- Spanish palo ("stick") + verde ("green"). (Wiktionary)
- American Spanish : Spanish palo, tree (from Latin pālus, stake; see pale1) + Spanish verde, green (from Latin viridis). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“On either side of the asphalted surface, the sun-scorched earth was landscaped into a desert garden that utilized the native prickly pear and saguaro cactus and scrubby palo verde to achieve its effect.”
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