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palo verde, Parkinsonia florida, Cercidium floridum(noun)
densely branched spiny tree of southwestern United States having showy yellow flowers and blue-green bark; sometimes placed in genus Cercidium
Any of a variety of trees in the genus Parkinsonia, with characteristic green bark, found in desert areas of North America.
Origin: palo + verde.
Palo Verde is a census-designated place in Imperial County, California. Its name comes from the Spanish for stick and green, sharing its name with the Palo Verde Valley, the valley it is located. Therefore, its name literally means "green stick." The Imperial County line passes just north of the town. A community named Ripley, in Riverside County lies along SR78 between Blythe and Palo Verde. The ZIP Code for the community is 92266 and there is no postal delivery; residents use post office boxes. There is a U.S. Postal Service post office and an Imperial County Sheriff's substation. The first post office to operate at Palo Verde opened in 1903 as Paloverde, changed its name to Palo Verde in 1905, and closed in 1940. A post office was re-established in 1949.
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