Definition of Raetam

1. Noun. Desert shrub of Syria and Arabia having small white flowers; constitutes the juniper of the Old Testament; sometimes placed in genus Genista.

Exact synonyms: Genista Raetam, Juniper, Juniper Bush, Retama Raetam, Retem
Group relationships: Genus Retama, Retama
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Raetam

radovanite
rads
radtkeite
radulae
radular
radulas
radulate
raduliform
radun
radura
radwaste
radwastes
radzimir
radzimire
raetam (current term)
raf
raf permease
rafale
rafales
raff
raffia
raffia palm
raffias
raffinate
raffinates
raffinose
raffinoses
raffish
raffishly

Literary usage of Raetam

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1. Bible flowers and flower lore (1885)
"Ancient authors termed it Genista raetam, while modern botanists call it Retama raetam—in every case, it will be observed, retaining the ancient root-form ..."

2. A Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography by William Smith, John Mee Fuller (1893)
"Sciama raetam. Forsk. of botanists. It may U- considered the characteristic shrub oftbe desert, as it is the largest, most conspicuous, and m«t beautiful. ..."

3. A Practical Introduction to Latin Prose Composition by Thomas Kerchever Arnold (1859)
"... virorum est Optatam quicunque volunt contingere raetam. 23. Rectius in nan cm quam nave imponere dicas: Dicere sed navi, ..."

4. The Rudiments of Latin and English Grammar, Designed to Facilitate the Study by Alexander Adam (1812)
"... to enjoy Cic. cau- sam, to gain ; mare, to be in the o- pen sea, to hold, to be master of; terram, portum, raetam, montes.to reach ; risum, ..."

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