shit·​tim·​wood ˈshi-təm-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce shittimwood (audio)
: the wood of the shittah tree
: any of several trees (genus Bumelia, especially B. lanuginosa) of the sapodilla family of the southern U.S.
also : their hard heavy dense wood

Word History


Hebrew shiṭṭīm (plural of shiṭṭāh) + English wood

First Known Use

1588, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of shittimwood was in 1588

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Cite this Entry

“Shittimwood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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