shittim-wood

shittim wood

[shit-im]
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:
1580–90; < Hebrew shiṭṭīm, plural of shiṭṭāh (see shittah)

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shittim wood (ˈʃɪtɪm)
 
n
Old Testament a kind of wood, probably acacia, from which the Ark of the Covenant and parts of the tabernacle were made
 
[C14: from Hebrew shittīm, plural of shittah]

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