[too bi-shuh-vaht, -shvaht]
- the 15th day of the month of Shevat, observed as a new year for trees by planting trees and by eating fruits.
Also Tu Bi·she·bat [too bi-shuh-baht, -shbaht] /ˌtu bɪ ʃəˈbɑt, -ˈʃbɑt/.
Origin of Tu Bishevat
< Hebrew ṭū bishbhāṭ equivalent to ṭū fifteen + bi of + shəbhāt Shevat
Also called Hamishah Asar Bishevat.
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