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(Bible) 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]
shit′tim wood`(ˈʃɪt ɪm)
the wood of which the ark of the covenant and various parts of the tabernacle were made. Ex. 25, 26.
[1580–90; < Hebrew shiṭṭīm, pl. of shiṭṭāh (see shittah)]