palo verdepa·lo ver·de
Any of various spiny, nearly leafless, bushy trees of the genus Parkinsonia (formerly Cercidium) in the pea family, native to the southwest United States and Mexico and having yellow flowers and green bark.
Origin of palo verdeAmerican SpanishSpanish palo tree ( from Latin pālus stake ; see pale 1. )Spanish verde green ( from Latin viridis )
(plural palo verdes)