Street Names

My shaky command of Spanish doesn't help me much trying to understand street names here in Southern California. For instance, there are a lot of "Palo Verde" streets around here. Verde - green. Fair enough. Palo - um, mast, stick, that kind of thing? Green Stick street?

It turns out that there is a medium-sized shrubby tree common in the area called a Palo Verde tree. It's twigs are bright green, as is the trunk. It bears pretty yellow flowers around this time of year. So yes, Green Stick (tree) Street!

Palo Verde tree,  Parkinsonia aculeata(?)
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