[ ree-tem ]
/ ˈri tɛm /
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
Words nearby retem
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Example sentences from the Web for retem
Great tufts of retem, like fleshless skeletons, were tossed to right and left.Atlantida|Pierre Benoit