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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A tree mentioned in the New Testament, thought to be a species of mulberry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A tree, mentioned in Luke's Gospel, and thought to be the black mulberry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See sycamore.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The black mulberry, Morus nigra.

Etymologies

Latin sȳcamīnus, from Greek sūkamīnos, of Semitic origin; see šqm in Semitic roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin sȳcamīnus, from Ancient Greek συκάμινον (sūkámīnon), from Hebrew שִׁקְמָה (shikmá, "sycamore") (with assimilation to σῦκον (sûkon, "fig")). (Wiktionary)

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