Shittah tree
Shittah Shit"tah, Shittah tree Shit"tah tree`, n. [Heb. shitt[=a]h, pl. shitt[=i]m.] A tree that furnished the precious wood of which the ark, tables, altars, boards, etc., of the Jewish tabernacle were made; -- now believed to have been the wood of the {Acacia Seyal}, which is hard, fine grained, and yellowish brown in color. [1913 Webster]

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  • Shittah-tree — [Isaiah 41:19] is Hebrew for acacia . Acacia albida , Acacia tortilis and Acacia iraqensis can be found growing wild in the Sinai desert and the Jordan valley.Shittah wood was employed in making the various parts of the Tabernacle and of the Ark… …   Wikipedia

  • shittah tree — noun source of a wood mentioned frequently in the Bible; probably a species of genus Acacia • Syn: ↑shittah • Hypernyms: ↑acacia • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Acacia • Substance Meronyms: ↑shittimwood …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shittah-tree —    (Isa. 41:19; R.V., acacia tree ). Shittah wood was employed in making the various parts of the tabernacle in the wilderness, and must therefore have been indigenous in the desert in which the Israelites wandered. It was the acacia or mimosa… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Shittah — Shit tah, Shittah tree Shit tah tree , n. [Heb. shitt[=a]h, pl. shitt[=i]m.] A tree that furnished the precious wood of which the ark, tables, altars, boards, etc., of the Jewish tabernacle were made; now believed to have been the wood of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tree of life — For other uses, see Tree of life (disambiguation). An 1847 depiction of the Norse Yggdrasil as described in the Icelandic Prose Edda by Oluf Olufsen Bagge The concept of a tree of life, a many branched tree illustrating the idea that all life on… …   Wikipedia

  • shittah — noun source of a wood mentioned frequently in the Bible; probably a species of genus Acacia • Syn: ↑shittah tree • Hypernyms: ↑acacia • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Acacia • Substance Meronyms: ↑shittimwoo …   Useful english dictionary

  • shittah — [shit′ə] n. pl. shittahs or shittim [shit′im] [Heb shita, pl. shitim] a tree mentioned in the Bible, now generally identified as an Asiatic acacia (Acacia seyal or A. tortils) with closegrained, yellowish brown wood …   English World dictionary

  • shittah — noun (plural shittahs or shittim) Etymology: Hebrew shiṭṭāh Date: 1611 a tree of uncertain identity but probably an acacia (as Acacia seyal) from the wood of which the ark and fittings of the Hebrew tabernacle were made …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shittah — /shit euh/, n., pl. shittim /shit im/, shittahs. a tree, said to be an acacia, probably Acacia seyal, that yielded the shittim wood of the Old Testament. [1605 15; < Heb shittah] * * * …   Universalium

  • shittah — shit•tah [[t]ˈʃɪt ə[/t]] n. pl. shit•tim [[t]ˈʃɪt ɪm[/t]] shit•tahs pln a tree, said to be an acacia, probably Acacia seyal, that yielded the shittim wood of the Old Testament • Etymology: 1605–15; < Heb shiṭṭāh …   From formal English to slang

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