gopher wood

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noun

an unidentified wood used in building Noah's ark. Gen. 6:14.

Origin of gopher wood

First recorded in 1605–15, gopher wood is from the Hebrew word gōpher
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Examples from the Web for gopher wood

  • Make thee an ark of gopher-wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.

    Biblical Extracts|Robert Cooper
  • The ark was built of gopher-wood, which is thought by some to be pine, by others cedar.

    Man on the Ocean|R.M. Ballantyne

British Dictionary definitions for gopher wood

gopher wood

noun

the wood used in the construction of Noah's ark, thought to be a type of cypress (Genesis 6:14)

Word Origin for gopher wood

from Hebrew gōpher
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