Meaning of SYCAMORE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈsi-kə-ˌmȯr ]


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

Date: 14th century

1. also syc·o·more ˈsi-kə-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. : plane II ; especially : a very large spreading tree ( Platanus occidentalis ) chiefly of the eastern and central United States with 3- to 5-lobed broadly ovate leaves

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