athel tree

noun

ˈathəl-
variants or less commonly athel tamarisk or athel
plural -s
: a small drought-resistant evergreen tree (Tamarix aphylla) native to southern and western Asia but now widely planted as an ornamental or shelter-belt tree in warm dry regions (as of the southwestern U.S. and Australia)
broadly : any of several other trees or shrubs of the genus Tamarix

Word History

Etymology

Arabic athlah

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“Athel tree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/athel%20tree. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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