shittimwood


shit·tim·wood

noun \ˈshi-təm-ˌwd\

Definition of SHITTIMWOOD

1
:  the wood of the shittah tree
2
:  any of several trees (genus Bumelia, especially B. lanuginosa) of the sapodilla family of the southern United States; also :  their hard heavy dense wood

Origin of SHITTIMWOOD

Hebrew shiṭṭīm (plural of shiṭṭāh) + English wood
First Known Use: 1588

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