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shittim wood

  1. the wood, probably acacia, of which the ark of the covenant and various parts of the tabernacle were made. Ex. 25, 26.
  2. the cascara, Rhamnus purshiana.
  3. false buckthorn.
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Origin of shittim wood

1580–90; < Hebrew shiṭṭīm, plural of shiṭṭāh (see shittah)
Also called shit·tim.
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British Dictionary definitions for shittim wood

shittim wood

  1. Old Testament a kind of wood, probably acacia, from which the Ark of the Covenant and parts of the tabernacle were made
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Word Origin for shittim wood

C14: from Hebrew shittīm, plural of shittah
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