shittah

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English[edit]

the shittah
Acacia seyal
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Etymology[edit]

Hebrew שטה, usually expressed in the irregular plural שטים

Noun[edit]

shittah (plural shittim)

  1. A tree said in the Bible to have furnished the precious wood of which the ark, tables, altars, boards, etc., of the Jewish tabernacle were made; now believed to have been the red acacia, Acacia seyal, now in genus Vachella.
  2. The wood of this tree.

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