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A tree, probably a species of acacia, that was a source of a wood mentioned frequently in the Bible.

[Hebrew šiṭṭâ; akin to Arabic sanṭ, both from Egyptian šnḏt, šnty, acacia.]


n, pl shittim (ˈʃɪtɪm) or shittahs
(Bible) 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]


(ˈʃɪt ə)

n., pl. shit•tim (ˈʃɪt ɪm) shit•tahs.
a tree, said to be an acacia, probably Acacia seyal, that yielded the shittim wood of the Old Testament.
[1605–15; < Hebrew shiṭṭāh]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shittah - source of a wood mentioned frequently in the Bibleshittah - source of a wood mentioned frequently in the Bible; probably a species of genus Acacia
genus Acacia - large genus of shrubs and trees and some woody vines of Central and South America, Africa, Australia and Polynesia: wattle; mimosa
acacia - any of various spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Acacia
shittimwood - wood of the shittah tree used to make the ark of the Hebrew Tabernacle