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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.


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"). (Wiktionary)



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