shittimwood

noun shit·tim·wood \ ˈshi-təm-ˌwu̇d \

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

Origin and Etymology of shittimwood

Hebrew shiṭṭīm (plural of shiṭṭāh) + English wood


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