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retem

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

From the Arabic word ratam
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How to use retem in a sentence

  • Great tufts of retem, like fleshless skeletons, were tossed to right and left.

    Atlantida|Pierre Benoit
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