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
First Known Use: 1588
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