sycamore

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Circa 1350, from Old French sicamor, from Latin sȳcomorus, from Ancient Greek συκόμορος (sukómoros, fig-mulberry), from σῦκον (sûkon, fig) + μόρον (móron, mulberry). Possibly influenced by Hebrew שִׁקְמָה (shikmá, mulberry).

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sycamore (countable and uncountable, plural sycamores)

  1. (US) Any of several North American plane trees, of the genus Platanus, especially Platanus occidentalis (American sycamore).
  2. (UK) A large British and European species of maple, Acer pseudoplatanus, known in North America as the sycamore maple.
  3. A large tree bearing edible fruit, Ficus sycomorus, allied to the common fig and found in Egypt and Syria; also called the sycamore fig or the fig-mulberry; the Biblical sycomore.

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