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athel tree

noun
1.
an evergreen tree or large shrub, Tamarix aphylla, native to desert regions of western Asia and northern Africa, having small, pink flowers in terminal clusters, widely planted as a windbreak and ornamental.
Also called salt tree.
Origin
< Arabic athlah
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