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.
Group relationships: Genus Retama, Retama
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub
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Literary usage of Raetam
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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, ..."