shittimwood
noun Etymology: Hebrew shiṭṭīm (plural of shiṭṭāh) + English wood Date: 1588 1. the wood of the shittah tree 2. any of several trees (genus Bumelia, especially B. lanuginosa) of the sapodilla family of the southern United States; also their hard heavy dense wood

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  • shittimwood — plačioji akacija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Mimozinių šeimos medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Acacia seyal), paplitęs Afrikoje ir pietvakarių Azijoje. Iš jo gaunami lipai. atitikmenys: lot. Acacia seyal angl. shittimwood; talh;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • shittimwood — noun 1. deciduous tree of southeastern United States and Mexico • Syn: ↑false buckthorn, ↑chittamwood, ↑chittimwood, ↑black haw, ↑Bumelia lanuginosa • Hypernyms: ↑buckthorn 2. shrubby thorny deciduous tree of …   Useful english dictionary

  • shittimwood — shit·tim·wood (shĭtʹĭm wo͝od ) n. 1. The wood of the shittah, used to make the ark of the Hebrew tabernacle. 2. See bumelia.   [Hebrew šiṭṭîm, pl. of šiṭṭâ, shittah; see shittah + wood1.] * * * …   Universalium

  • shittimwood — shit·tim·wood …   English syllables

  • American smoke tree — chittamwood chittamwood n. 1. a shrubby tree of the U. S. Pacific coast ({Rhamnus purshianus} or {Rhamnus purshiana}), whose bark is the {cascara sagrada}, used as a mild cathartic or laxative. Syn: cascara, cascara buckthorn, bearberry, bearwood …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cascara sagrada — chittamwood chittamwood n. 1. a shrubby tree of the U. S. Pacific coast ({Rhamnus purshianus} or {Rhamnus purshiana}), whose bark is the {cascara sagrada}, used as a mild cathartic or laxative. Syn: cascara, cascara buckthorn, bearberry, bearwood …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chittamwood — n. 1. a shrubby tree of the U. S. Pacific coast ({Rhamnus purshianus} or {Rhamnus purshiana}), whose bark is the {cascara sagrada}, used as a mild cathartic or laxative. Syn: cascara, cascara buckthorn, bearberry, bearwood, chittimwood, {Rhamnus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cotinus americanus — chittamwood chittamwood n. 1. a shrubby tree of the U. S. Pacific coast ({Rhamnus purshianus} or {Rhamnus purshiana}), whose bark is the {cascara sagrada}, used as a mild cathartic or laxative. Syn: cascara, cascara buckthorn, bearberry, bearwood …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cotinus obovatus — chittamwood chittamwood n. 1. a shrubby tree of the U. S. Pacific coast ({Rhamnus purshianus} or {Rhamnus purshiana}), whose bark is the {cascara sagrada}, used as a mild cathartic or laxative. Syn: cascara, cascara buckthorn, bearberry, bearwood …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cotinus obovatus — chittamwood chittamwood n. 1. a shrubby tree of the U. S. Pacific coast ({Rhamnus purshianus} or {Rhamnus purshiana}), whose bark is the {cascara sagrada}, used as a mild cathartic or laxative. Syn: cascara, cascara buckthorn, bearberry, bearwood …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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