Definition of sycamine in English:

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sycamine

Pronunciation: /ˈsɪkəmɪn/
/ˈsɪkəmʌɪn/

noun

(In biblical use) the black mulberry tree (see Luke 17:6; in modern versions translated as ‘mulberry tree’).
Example sentences
  • Now we have to ask the question, has anyone seen any mountains or sycamine trees on the move lately?
  • If God wants, for some reason, a sycamine tree to be rooted up and planted in the sea, then you can do it.
  • Life isn't all sitting under shady sycamines with a bowl of mossberries.

Origin

Early 16th century: via Latin from Greek sukaminos 'mulberry tree', from Hebrew šiqmāh 'sycamore', assimilated to Greek sukon 'fig'.

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