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[sik-uh-min, -mahyn]
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  1. 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 influenced by sŷkon fig)
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British Dictionary definitions for sycamine


  1. a mulberry tree mentioned in the Bible, thought to be the black mulberry, Morus nigra
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Word Origin

C16: from Latin sӯcamīnus, from Greek sukaminon, from Hebrew shiqmāh
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