from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various deciduous trees of the genus Platanus, especially P. occidentalis of eastern North America, having palmately lobed leaves, ball-like, nodding, hairy fruit clusters, and bark that flakes off in large colorful patches. Also called buttonball, buttonwood.
- n. A Eurasian deciduous maple tree (Acer pseudoplatanus) having palmately lobed leaves, winged fruits, and greenish flowers.
- n. A fig tree (Ficus sycomorus) of Africa and adjacent southwest Asia, mentioned in the Bible, having clusters of figs borne on short leafless twigs.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several North American plane trees, of the genus Platanus, especially Platanus occidentalis (American sycamore).
- n. A large British and European species of maple, Acer pseudoplatanus, known in North America as the sycamore maple.
- n. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. The American plane tree, or buttonwood.
- n. A large European species of maple (Acer Pseudo-Platanus).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The sycamore-fig, Ficus Sycomorus, growing in the lowlands of Syria, Egypt, and elsewhere.
- n. In England, the sycamore-maple, Acer Pseudo-platanus, the plane-tree of the Scotch.
- n. In the United States, the buttonwood, Platanus occidentalis, or any of the plane-trees. See plane-tree, 1.
- n. In New South Wales, Sterculia lurida.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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
- n. 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
- n. 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
- n. variably colored and sometimes variegated hard tough elastic wood of a sycamore tree
She said preliminary tests have shown the sycamore is more than 2,000 years old.
Mariko Passion mattilda a.k.a. matt bernstein sycamore
Hence they (Joseph and Mary) went out to that sycamore, which is now called Matarea (the modern and Arabic name for Heliopolis).
Oriental sycamore, which is the European species, is more hardy in these respects than the native one and is therefore often chosen as
The chlorophyll in the leaf-cells is now at its prime and the leaves very closely approach a pure green, especially those of the sycamore, which is the nearest to a pure green of any tree in the forest.
The tree also suffers from a fungal disease called sycamore anthracnose.
The sycamore is the most important European species of the genus Acer.
In Hinteres Lauterbrunnental in the north, the broadleaf forest zone is dominated by deciduous tree species such as sycamore Acer pseudoplatanus, grey alder Alnus incana, European ash Fraxinus exelsior, elm Ulmus glabra and silver birch Betula pendula.
The old "sycamore" from Tennessee looked to me at that precious moment as tall as a church steeple, and fully as large around.
Around them the forest trees lay on every side, some being great oaks, others beeches, with drooping branches and smooth silvery bark -- as well as other species, such as sycamore, ash and lindens.