noun Etymology: Mexican Spanish, literally, green tree Date: 1854 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 United States and Mexico 2. Jerusalem thorn

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  • paloverde — ☆ paloverde [pä΄lō ver′dā ] n. [MexSp, lit., green tree < Sp palo, a stick, log (< L palus, a stake, PALE2) + verde, green < L viridis: see VERDURE] any of several leguminous trees or shrubs (genera Parkinsonia and Cercidium) with spiny… …   English World dictionary

  • paloverde — /pal oh verr dee, verrd /, n. a spiny, desert shrub, Cercidium floridum, of the legume family, of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, having green bark. [1850 55, Amer.; < AmerSp: lit., green tree] * * * …   Universalium

  • paloverde — [ˌpaləʊ və:di] noun a thorny yellow flowered tree that grows along water courses in the warm desert areas of America. [Genus Cercidium.] Origin C19: from Latin Amer. Sp., lit. green tree …   English new terms dictionary

  • paloverde — pa·lo·verde …   English syllables

  • paloverde — pal•o•ver•de [[t]ˌpæl oʊˈvɜr di, ˈvɜrd[/t]] n. pl. ver•des pln any of several spiny American desert shrubs of the genus Cercidium, of the legume family, having green bark • Etymology: 1850–55; < AmerSp: lit., green tree …   From formal English to slang

  • paloverde — n. any yellow flowered thorny tree of the genus Cercidium in Arizona etc. Etymology: Amer. Sp., = green tree …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Mexican paloverde — dygliuotoji parkinsonija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Cezalpinijinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, medingas augalas (Parkinsonia aculeata), paplitęs Šiaurės ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Parkinsonia aculeata angl. Barbados… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Parkinsonia — Paloverde redirects here. For other uses, see Paloverde (disambiguation). Parkinsonia Flowers and leaves of Parkinsonia aculeata Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

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