Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- the wood of the shittah, used in making the ark of the covenant and parts of the Jewish tabernacle: Ex. 25:10, 13, 23, etc.
- ☆ a small tree or shrub (Bumelia lanuginosa) of the sapodilla family, growing in the S U.S.
Origin: Heb: see shittah
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