retama

noun
\ " \
variants: or less commonly ratama \ " \
plural -s

Definition of retama

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : jerusalem thorn
b : paloverde
2 [American Spanish, retama, from Spanish, canary broom] : any of several yellow-flowered tropical American shrubs of the genus Cassia

Retama

Re·​ta·​ma | \ rə̇ˈtämə, rēˈ-, -tāmə \

Definition of Retama (Entry 2 of 2)

taxonomic synonym of genista

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History and Etymology for retama

New Latin, from Spanish, shrub of the genus Genista, from Arabic ratam retem

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“Retama.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/retama. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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