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/ ˈʃɪt ə /
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noun, plural shit·tim [shit-im], /ˈʃɪt ɪm/, shit·tahs.
a tree, said to be an acacia, probably Acacia seyal, that yielded the shittim wood of the Old Testament.
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Origin of shittah
First recorded in 1605–15, shittah is from the Hebrew word shiṭṭāh
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British Dictionary definitions for shittah
/ (ˈʃɪtə) /
noun plural shittim (ˈʃɪtɪm) or shittahs
a tree mentioned in the Old Testament, thought to be either of two Asian acacias, Acacia seyal or A. tortilis, having close-grained yellow-brown wood
Word Origin for shittah
C17: from Hebrew shittāh; related to Egyptian sout acacia
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