Meaning of SYCAMORE in English



Pronunciation: ' si-k ə - ˌ mo ̇ r

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English sicamour, from Anglo-French sicamour, from Latin sycomorus, from Greek sykomoros, probably modification of a Semitic word akin to Hebrew shiqm ā h sycamore

Date: 14th century

1 also syc · o · more \ ' si-k ə - ˌ \ : a fig tree ( Ficus sycomorus ) of Africa and the Middle East that is the sycamore of Scripture and has edible fruit similar but inferior to the common fig

2 : a Eurasian maple ( Acer pseudoplatanus ) with long racemes of showy yellowish-green flowers that is widely planted as a shade tree

3 : 2 PLANE especially : a very large spreading tree ( Platanus occidentalis ) chiefly of the eastern and central U.S. with 3- to 5-lobed broadly ovate leaves

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