from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The wood of the shittah-tree, prized among the Hebrews, and, according to Exodus and Deuteronomy, furnishing the material of the ark of the covenant and various parts of the tabernacle. It is hard, tough, durable, and susceptible of a fine polish.
- n. A tree, Bumelia lanuginosa, of the southern United States, yielding a wood used to some extent in cabinet-making, and a gum, called gum-elastic, of some domestic use. The small western tree Rhamnus Purshiana is also so called.
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