shittah

noun
shit·​tah | \ ˈshi-tə How to pronounce shittah (audio) \
plural shittahs or shittim\ ˈshi-​təm How to pronounce shittim (audio) \

Definition of shittah

: a tree of uncertain identity but probably an acacia (such as Acacia seyal) from the wood of which the ark and fittings of the Hebrew tabernacle were made

First Known Use of shittah

1611, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for shittah

Hebrew shiṭṭāh

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