retem

noun
re·​tem | \ ˈrēˌtem \
variants: or less commonly raetam \ -​tam \
plural -s

Definition of retem

: a desert shrub (Retama raetam) that constitutes the juniper of the Old Testament, that has tiny white flowers, and that is found in Syria and Arabia

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History and Etymology for retem

Arabic ratam

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“Retem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/retem. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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