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sycamine

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

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

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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