Meaning of athel tree

ath'el tree"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. an evergreen tree or large shrub, Tamarix aphylla, native to desert regions of western Asia and northern Africa, having small, pink flowers in terminal clusters, widely planted as a windbreak and ornamental. Also called
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