Retama

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Retama small genus of Mediterranean shrubs; often included in genus Genista
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n retama Any one of a small group of plants forming the section Retama (sometimes considered a genus—Boissier, 1839), in the genus Genista. They are yellow-flowered shrubs with rushlike branches, which are leafless or bear a few unifoliate leaves. They are found in the Mediterranean region and the Canaries. Some species are useful for fixing sands.
    • n retama In Spanish America, a name applied to several leguminous plants more or less closely resembling plants of the genera Spartium, Genista, and Cytisus: in Porto Rico, Cassia biflora and C. portoricensis; in southern Mexico, Cassia tomentosa; in northern Mexico, Parkinsonia aculeata and Cercidium texanum.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Retama re-tä′mä or re-tā′mä a group of yellow-flowered shrubs, with rush-like branches.
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Usage

In literature:

The region of the retama was at last gained, 7000 feet above the sea.
"My First Voyage to Southern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
Now retama, a hardy bitter shrub, grows in these plains of pumice; the flats of it are pumice and rapilli, white and brown.
"A Tramp's Notebook" by Morley Roberts
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In news:

Retama Manor taking stance against Medicaid cuts.
Rumors swirl about Retama Park's future.
M2 Technology La Senorita S. RETAMA PARK, San Antonio, TX.
Retama Park entries & selections for Friday, Oct 12, 2012.
Retama awaits sale as fall meet opens.
Retama Park Meet Begins Friday.
Retama Park Director of Racing James Leatherman drew 10 races for opening night Friday with full fields in each race.
Retama Park expects overflow crowd for live racing, Belmont Stakes.
Retama Park opens its live racing season this weekend and overflow crowds are expected for Saturday's Belmont Stakes.
Pinnacle to Buy Majority Share in Retama Park.
Casino operator Pinnacle Entertainment said April 26 one of its subsidiaries has an agreement to purchase a 75.5% interest in Retama Park, which is located near San Antonio, Texas.
Esscalator, Estrickator breeze to give owner clean sweep at Retama Park.
Retama Manor taking stance against Medicaid cuts.
Retama Park expects overflow crowd for live racing, Belmont Stakes.
Retama Park opens its live racing season this weekend and overflow crowds are expected for Saturday's Belmont Stakes.
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