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retem

[ree-tem] /ˈri tɛm/
noun
1.
a shrub, Retama raetam, of Syria and Arabia, having white flowers: said to be the juniper of the Old Testament.
Origin of retem
From the Arabic word ratam
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  • Great tufts of retem, like fleshless skeletons, were tossed to right and left.

    Atlantida Pierre Benoit

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