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shittim (acacia)

shittim is a plural form of shittah

shittah

Definition:

a tree which is the source of a wood mentioned frequently in the Bible; probably a species of genus Acacia

Class:

plant noun (plants and fungi)

Plurals:

shittahs | shittim

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

shittimwood

Synonyms:

shittah tree

Etymology:

Hebrew šiṭṭâ; akin to Arabic sanṭ, both from Egyptian šnḏt, šnty, acacia.
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of shittim...

Definition references  (+images)

Wiktionary:

shittah | shittim [plural] | Vachellia seyal [synonym, sense-specific] | Acacia seyal [species, sense-specific] | Vachella [genus, sense-specific]

A tree said in the Bible to have furnished the precious wood of which the ark, tables, altars, boards, etc., of the Jewish tabernacle were made; now believed to have been the red acacia now in genus Vachella. | The wood of this tree. (43 of 46 words, 2 definitions, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/shittah

Collins Dictionary:

shittah

a tree mentioned in the Old Testament, thought to be either of two Asian acacias, "Acacia seyal" or "A. tortilis", having close-grained yellow-brown ... (23 of 206 words, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/shittah

Wikipedia:

Shittah-tree

used in the Tanakh to refer to the acacia. Acacia albida, Acacia seyal, Acacia tortilis and Acacia iraqensis can be found growing wild in the Sinai desert and the Jordan valley. During the Exodus, the ancient Israelites employed shittah wood in making... (42 of 180 words)

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Merriam-Webster:

shittah | shittahs [plural] | shittim [plural]

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 (27 of 44 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/shittah

American Heritage Dictionary:

shittah

A tree, probably a species of acacia, that was a source of a wood mentioned frequently in the Bible. (19 of 35 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/shittah

New World Dictionary:

shittah | shittahs [plural] | shittim [plural]

a tree mentioned in the Bible, now generally identified as an Asiatic acacia (Acacia seyal or A. tortils) with closegrained, yellowish-brown wood (22 of 34 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/shittah

Random House Dictionary:

shittah | shittim [plural] | shittahs [plural]

a tree, said to be an acacia, probably "Acacia seyal", that yielded the shittim wood of the Old Testament. (19 of 29 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/shittah

Britannica Encyclopedia:

acacia [tree]

any of about 800 species of trees and shrubs comprising a genus in the pea family and native to tropical and subtropical regions of the world, ... (26 of 340 words, 4 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/2525​/acacia

Columbia Encyclopedia:

acacia | wattle

any plant of the large leguminous genus "Acacia", often thorny shrubs and trees of the family Leguminosae (pulse family). Chiefly of the tropics and ... (24 of 279 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0802258​.html

Oxford Dictionary:

acacia | acacia tree | wattle [synonym]

a tree or shrub of warm climates which bears spikes or clusters of yellow or white flowers and is typically thorny. |, especially in Australia.; Genus ... (26 of 62 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/acacia

Macmillan British Dictionary:

acacia [countable] | acacias [plural]

a tree with small white or yellow flowers that grows in warm countries (13 of 38 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/acacia

Cambridge Dictionary:

acacia

a tree from warm parts of the world which has small leaves and yellow or white flowers (17 of 24 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/acacia

Encarta Dictionary:

shittah | shittahs [plural] | shittim [plural]

the tree that yielded the shittimwood of the Bible, probably a species of acacia (14 of 38 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861735433​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

shittah

Origin: Hebrew šiṭṭâ; akin to Arabic sanṭ, both from Egyptian šnḏt, šnty, acacia.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/shittah

Collins Dictionary:

shittah

First use: 17th century

Origin: from Hebrew shittāh; related to Egyptian sout acacia

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/shittah

Wiktionary:

shittah | shittim [plural]

Origin: Hebrew שטה, usually expressed in the irregular plural שטים

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/shittah

New World Dictionary:

shittah | shittahs [plural] | shittim [plural]

Origin: Hebrew shita, plural shitim

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/shittah

Merriam-Webster:

shittah | shittahs [plural] | shittim [plural]

First use: 1611

Origin: Hebrew shiṭṭāh

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/shittah

Encarta Dictionary:

shittah | shittahs [plural] | shittim [plural]

First use: Early 17th century

Origin: Hebrew šiṭṭāh

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861735433​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

shittah

Audio: British English pronunciation of "shittah"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/shittah

the Free Dictionary:

shittah

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "shittah"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "shittah"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "shittah" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/shittah

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

shittah

Audio: North American pronunciation of "shittah"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=shitta​01 word=shittah

YourDictionary Audio:

shittah

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "shittah" by speech synthesizer

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