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shittim wood

[shit-im] /ˈʃɪt ɪm/
noun
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.
Also called shittim.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Hebrew shiṭṭīm, plural of shiṭṭāh (see shittah)
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shittim wood

/ˈʃɪtɪm/
noun
1.
(Old Testament) a kind of wood, probably acacia, from which the Ark of the Covenant and parts of the tabernacle were made
Word Origin
C14: from Hebrew shittīm, plural of shittah
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