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gopher wood

an unidentified wood used in building Noah's ark. Gen. 6:14.
Origin of gopher wood
1605-15; < Hebrew gōpher Unabridged
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  • Make thee an ark of gopher-wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.

    Biblical Extracts Robert Cooper
  • The ark was built of gopher-wood, which is thought by some to be pine, by others cedar.

    Man on the Ocean R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for gopher-wood

gopher wood

the wood used in the construction of Noah's ark, thought to be a type of cypress (Genesis 6:14)
Word Origin
from Hebrew gōpher
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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