shittah

shittah

[shit-uh]
noun, plural shittim [shit-im] , shittahs.
a tree, said to be an acacia, probably Acacia seyal, that yielded the shittim wood of the Old Testament.

Origin:
1605–15; < Hebrew shiṭṭāh

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shittah (ˈʃɪtə)
 
n , pl shittim, shittahs
a tree mentioned in the Old Testament, thought to be either of two Asian acacias, Acacia seyal or A. tortilis, having close-grained yellow-brown wood
 
[C17: from Hebrew shittāh; related to Egyptian sout acacia]

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