Shit"tah (?), Shit"tah tree`, n. [Heb. shittah, pl. shittim.]

A tree that furnished the precious wood of which the ark, tables, altars, boards, etc., of the Jewish tabernacle were made; -- now believed to have been the wood of the Acacia Seyal, which is hard, fine grained, and yellowish brown in color.


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