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.
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
Word Origin for shittim wood
C14: from Hebrew shittīm, plural of shittah
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