athel tree


noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. atharva-veda,
  2. atheism,
  3. atheist,
  4. atheistic,
  5. athel,
  6. athelia,
  7. atheling,
  8. athelstan,
  9. athematic,
  10. athena

Origin of athel tree

From the Arabic word athlah

Also called salt tree.

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