Definitions for sycamoreˈsɪk əˌmɔr, -ˌmoʊr

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

syc•a•moreˈsɪk əˌmɔr, -ˌmoʊr(n.)

  1. Category: Plants

    Ref: Also called buttonwood.

  2. Brit. the sycamore maple.

    Category: Plants

  3. a tree, Ficus sycomorus, of the Near East, related to the common fig, bearing an edible fruit: the sycamore of the Bible.

    Category: Plants

Origin of sycamore:

1300–50; < OF < L sȳcomorus < Gk sȳkómoros < Semitic; cf. Heb shiqmāh sycamore

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sycamore, lacewood(noun)

    variably colored and sometimes variegated hard tough elastic wood of a sycamore tree

  2. plane tree, sycamore, platan(noun)

    any of several trees of the genus Platanus having thin pale bark that scales off in small plates and lobed leaves and ball-shaped heads of fruits

  3. sycamore, great maple, scottish maple, Acer pseudoplatanus(noun)

    Eurasian maple tree with pale grey bark that peels in flakes like that of a sycamore tree; leaves with five ovate lobes yellow in autumn

  4. sycamore, sycamore fig, mulberry fig, Ficus sycomorus(noun)

    thick-branched wide-spreading tree of Africa and adjacent southwestern Asia often buttressed with branches rising from near the ground; produces cluster of edible but inferior figs on short leafless twigs; the biblical sycamore

Wiktionary

  1. sycamore(Noun)

    Any of several North American plane trees, of the genus Platanus, especially Platanus occidentalis (American sycamore).

  2. sycamore(Noun)

    A large British and European species of maple, Acer pseudoplatanus, known in North America as the sycamore maple.

  3. sycamore(Noun)

    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.

  4. Origin: Circa 1350, from sicamor, from sycomorus, from συκόμορος, from σῦκον + μόρον. Possibly influenced by שקמה.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sycamore(noun)

    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

  2. Sycamore(noun)

    the American plane tree, or buttonwood

  3. Sycamore(noun)

    a large European species of maple (Acer Pseudo-Platanus)

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