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

Word History


Hebrew shiṭṭāh

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shittah was in 1611

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Cite this Entry

“Shittah.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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