Definitions for paloverdeˌpæl oʊˈvɜr di, -ˈvɜrd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pal•o•ver•deˌpæl oʊˈvɜr di, -ˈvɜrd(n.)(pl.)-ver•des.
any of several spiny American desert shrubs of the genus Cercidium, of the legume family, having green bark.
Origin of paloverde:
1850–55; < AmerSp: lit., green tree
a thorny shrub of the genus Cercidium that grows in dry parts of the southwestern United States and adjacent Mexico; has smooth light green bark and racemes of yellow flowers and small leaves