Gopher wood
Gopher wood Go"pher wood` [Heb. g[=o]pher.] A species of wood used in the construction of Noah's ark. --Gen. vi. 14. [1913 Webster]

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  • Gopher wood — or gopherwood is a term used once in the Bible, for the substance whose identity is unknown from which Noah s ark was built. Question over identity Gen 6:14 states that Noah built the Ark of גפר ( gofer , more commonly gopher ) wood, a word not… …   Wikipedia

  • gopher wood — n. [Heb gofer] Bible the wood used to make Noah s ark: Gen. 6:14 …   English World dictionary

  • gopher wood — ˈgōfə(r)ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: Hebrew gōpher : an unidentified wood used in the construction of Noah s ark make yourself an ark of gopher wood Gen 6:14 (Revised Standard Version) …   Useful english dictionary

  • gopher wood — noun The wood used in the construction of Noahs Ark not yet identified Make thee an ark of gopher wood. Syn: cypress, timber, planks …   Wiktionary

  • gopher wood — /ˈgoʊfə wʊd/ (say gohfuh wood) noun 1. US → yellowwood (defs 2 and 3). 2. (the name used in the Bible for the unidentified wood used in building Noah s ark. Genesis 6:14.) Also, gopherwood. {gopher a tree (from Hebrew) + wood1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • gopher wood — an unidentified wood used in building Noah s ark. Gen. 6:14. [1605 15; < Heb gopher] * * * …   Universalium

  • gopher wood — noun (in biblical use) the timber from which Noah s ark was made. Origin C17: gopher from Heb. gōp̱er …   English new terms dictionary

  • Gopher — may refer to:* Gopher (animal), including: ** True gopher, i.e. pocket gopher or member of Geomyidae, native to North America ** Richardson s Ground Squirrel, a species of Spermophilus ** Ground squirrel, in a loose general sense, Sciuridae **… …   Wikipedia

  • gopher — 1. n. 1 (in full pocket gopher) any burrowing rodent of the family Geomyidae, native to N. America, having external cheek pouches and sharp front teeth. 2 a N. American ground squirrel. 3 a tortoise, Gopherus polyphemus, native to the southern US …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gopher — 1. n. 1 (in full pocket gopher) any burrowing rodent of the family Geomyidae, native to N. America, having external cheek pouches and sharp front teeth. 2 a N. American ground squirrel. 3 a tortoise, Gopherus polyphemus, native to the southern US …   Useful english dictionary

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