- a tree mentioned in the New Testament, probably the black mulberry.
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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- a mulberry tree mentioned in the Bible, thought to be the black mulberry, Morus nigra
C16: from Latin sӯcamīnus, from Greek sukaminon, from Hebrew shiqmāh