[ sik-uh-min, -mahyn ]
/ ˈsɪk ə mɪn, -ˌmaɪn /
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a tree mentioned in the New Testament, probably the black mulberry.
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Origin of sycamine
1520–30; <Latin sȳcamīnus<Greek sȳkámīnos<Semitic; compare Hebrew shiqmāh mulberry tree, sycamore (Greek form with ȳ influenced by sŷkon fig)
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British Dictionary definitions for sycamine
/ (ˈsɪkəˌmaɪn) /
a mulberry tree mentioned in the Bible, thought to be the black mulberry, Morus nigra
Word Origin for sycamine
C16: from Latin sӯcamīnus, from Greek sukaminon, from Hebrew shiqmāh
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