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(Plants) a desert shrub with small white flowers, native to the Middle East and North Africa
a white-flowering shrub, Retemaraetam, of the legume family, native to SW Asia: said to be the juniper of the Old Testament.
[< Arabic ratam]
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|Noun||1.||retem - desert shrub of Syria and Arabia having small white flowers; constitutes the juniper of the Old Testament; sometimes placed in genus Genista|