shittim wood

[ shit-im ]
/ ˈʃɪt ɪm /


the wood, probably acacia, of which the ark of the covenant and various parts of the tabernacle were made. Ex. 25, 26.
the cascara, Rhamnus purshiana.

Words nearby shittim wood

Origin of shittim wood

1580–90; < Hebrew shiṭṭīm, plural of shiṭṭāh (see shittah)
Also called shit·tim. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for shittim wood

shittim wood
/ (ˈʃɪtɪm) /


Old Testament a kind of wood, probably acacia, from which the Ark of the Covenant and parts of the tabernacle were made

Word Origin for shittim wood

C14: from Hebrew shittīm, plural of shittah
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