sycamine

[ sik-uh-min, -mahyn ]
/ ˈsɪk ə mɪn, -ˌmaɪn /

noun

a tree mentioned in the New Testament, probably the black mulberry.

Nearby words

  1. sybaris,
  2. sybarite,
  3. sybaritic,
  4. sybil,
  5. sybo,
  6. sycamore,
  7. sycamore maple,
  8. syce,
  9. sycee,
  10. sycoma

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

sycamine

/ (ˈsɪkəˌmaɪn) /

noun

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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