athel tree

\ ˈathəl- \
variants: or less commonly athel tamarisk or athel
plural -s

Definition of athel tree

: 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

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Arabic athlah

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“Athel tree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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