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shittimwood

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noun shit·tim·wood \ˈshi-təm-ˌwu̇d\

Definition of shittimwood

  1. 1 :  the wood of the shittah tree

  2. 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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