shittimwood

noun
shit·​tim·​wood | \ ˈshi-təm-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce shittimwood (audio) \

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 U.S. also : their hard heavy dense wood

First Known Use of shittimwood

1588, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for shittimwood

Hebrew shiṭṭīm (plural of shiṭṭāh) + English wood

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“Shittimwood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shittimwood. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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