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sycamine

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noun syc·a·mine \ˈsi-kə-ˌmīn, -mən\

Definition of sycamine

  1. :  a tree of the Bible that is usually considered a mulberry (Morus nigra)



Origin and Etymology of sycamine

Latin sycaminus, from Greek sykaminos, of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew shiqmāh mulberry tree, sycamore


First Known Use: 1526


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