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  • n. a type of fig, Ficus sycomorus, native to the Middle East; the sycamore tree of the Bible.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A better but no longer used spelling of sycamore, retained in modern copies of the authorized version of the Bible.

Etymologies

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Circa 1350, from Old French sicamor, from Latin sycomorus, from Ancient Greek συκόμορος (sukomoros, "fig-mulberry"), from σῦκον (sukon, "fig") + μόρον (moron, "mulberry"). Possibly influenced by Hebrew שִׁקמָה (shiqmah, "mulberry").

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