retem

retem

[ree-tem]
noun
a shrub, Retama raetam, of Syria and Arabia, having white flowers: said to be the juniper of the Old Testament.

Origin:
< Arabic ratam

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retem

noun
desert shrub of Syria and Arabia having small white flowers; constitutes the juniper of the Old Testament; sometimes placed in genus Genista 
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