- 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.
- false buckthorn.
Origin of shittim wood
1580–90; < Hebrew shiṭṭīm, plural of shiṭṭāh (see shittah)
Also called shit·tim.
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- Old Testament a kind of wood, probably acacia, from which the Ark of the Covenant and parts of the tabernacle were made
C14: from Hebrew shittīm, plural of shittah
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