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sycamore

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noun syc·a·more \ˈsi-kə-ˌmȯr\

Simple Definition of sycamore

  • : a tree of the eastern and central U.S. that has light-brown bark that peels off in thin flakes

  • : a type of European maple tree with five-pointed leaves

Full Definition of sycamore

  1. 1 also syc·o·more play \ˈsi-kə-ˌ\ :  a fig tree (Ficus sycomorus) of Africa and the Middle East that is the sycamore of Scripture and has edible fruit similar but inferior to the common fig

  2. 2 :  a Eurasian maple (Acer pseudoplatanus) with long racemes of showy yellowish-green flowers that is widely planted as a shade tree

  3. 3 :  2plane; especially :  a very large spreading tree (Platanus occidentalis) chiefly of the eastern and central United States with 3- to 5-lobed broadly ovate leaves



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