pl. shit′tahs or shit′tim
a tree mentioned in the Bible, now generally identified as an Asian acacia (Acacia seyal or A. tortils) with closegrained, yellowish-brown wood
Origin of shittahClassical Hebrew (language) shita, plural shitim
A tree, probably a species of acacia, that was a source of a wood mentioned frequently in the Bible.
Origin of shittahHebrew ši&tlowdot;&tlowdot;â; akin to Arabic san&tlowdot;, both from Egyptian šn&dlowmac;t, šnty, acacia.