sycamine

noun syc·a·mine \ ˈsi-kə-ˌmīn , -mən \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of sycamine

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

Origin and Etymology of sycamine

borrowed from Latin sȳcamīnos "sycamore fig (Ficus sycomorus), mulberry (Morus nigra)," borrowed from Greek sȳkámīnos, borrowed (with the initial syllable conformed to sŷkon "fig") from a Semitic source akin to Aramaic šiqmīn (plural) "sycamore figs" (Hebrew šiqmāh, plural šiqmīm)


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