Pronunciation: (shit'im), [key]
1. the wood, probably acacia, of which the ark of the covenant and various parts of the tabernacle were made. Ex. 25, 26.
2. the cascara, Rhamnus purshiana.
3. See false buckthorn. Also called shit'tim.
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