shittim (wood)

shittim (wood) or shittim [shit′im]
n.
Heb: see SHITTAH
1. the wood of the shittah, used in making the ark of the covenant and parts of the Jewish tabernacle: Ex. 25:10, 13, 23, etc.
2. a small tree or shrub (Bumelia lanuginosa) of the sapodilla family, growing in the S U.S.

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  • Shittim wood — Shittim Shit tim, Shittim wood Shit tim wood , n. The wood of the shittah tree. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shittim (wood) — or shittim [shit′im] n. [Heb: see SHITTAH] 1. the wood of the shittah, used in making the ark of the covenant and parts of the Jewish tabernacle: Ex. 25:10, 13, 23, etc. ☆ 2. a small tree or shrub (Bumelia lanuginosa) of the sapodilla family,… …   English World dictionary

  • shittim wood — /shit im/ 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. 3. See false buckthorn. Also called shittim. [1580 90; < Heb shittim, pl. of …   Useful english dictionary

  • shittim wood — /shit im/ 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. 3. See false buckthorn. Also called shittim. [1580 90; < Heb shittim, pl. of… …   Universalium

  • shittim wood — shit′tim wood [[t]ˈʃɪt ɪm[/t]] n. the wood of which the ark of the covenant and various parts of the tabernacle were made. Ex. 25, 26 • Etymology: 1580–90; < Heb shiṭṭīm, pl. of shiṭṭāh (see shittah) …   From formal English to slang

  • shittim wood — /ˈʃɪtɪm wʊd/ (say shitim wood) noun the wood of which the ark of the covenant and various parts of the Jewish tabernacle were made. Also, shittim …   Australian English dictionary

  • SHITTIM WOOD —    a hard, close grained acacia wood of an orange brown colour found in the Arabian Desert, and employed in constructing the Jewish Tabernacle …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Shittim — Shit tim, Shittim wood Shit tim wood , n. The wood of the shittah tree. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shittim — may mean several different things:;Botany *Shittim, the plural of Shittah, which is Hebrew for wood from the acacia tree, which appears in the Bible;Geography *Abel Shittim, later Abila , a place which appears in the Bible …   Wikipedia

  • Exodus 37 — 1 And Bezaleel made the ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half was the length of it, and a cubit and a half the breadth of it, and a cubit and a half the height of it: 2 And he overlaid it with pure gold within and without, and made a crown… …   The King James version of the Bible

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