<botany> A large tree (Ficus Sycomorus) allied to the common fig. It is found in Egypt and Syria, and is the sycamore, or sycamine, of Scripture.

The American plane tree, or buttonwood.

A large European species of maple (Acer Pseudo-Platanus). [Written sometimes sycomore.

Origin: L. Sycomorus, Gr. The fig mulberry; a fig + the black mulberry; or perhaps of Semitic origin: cf. F. Sycomore. Cf. Mulberry.

(01 Mar 1998)

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