Origin of sycamore
Examples from the Web for sycamore
“A Time to Kill is very autobiographical, and so is Sycamore Row,” Grisham acknowledged.Still Killing Time: John Grisham Talks Broadway and “Sycamore Row”|Thane Rosenbaum|October 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The two came to America in 1946, and he grew up in Sycamore.
In 1977, back-up singer/girlfriend Gloria Jones wrapped their purple Mini around a sycamore tree.
Lastly the boy turned the magician into a sycamore tree, and won his daughter.Custom and Myth|Andrew Lang
The flycatchers seemed well suited to the sycamore; they were birds of large ideas and sweeping flights.A-Birding on a Bronco|Florence A. Merriam
The growth of timber is very fine; the trees are beech, sugar-maple, and sycamore.The Americans as They Are|Charles Sealsfield
Now, after the meeting of the Sycamore Spring, a new view of matters broke upon Eliphalet's vision.Quodlibet|John P. Kennedy
With this impaled upon the hook he cautiously approached the pool under the sycamore and cast gently.Hiram The Young Farmer|Burbank L. Todd
British Dictionary definitions for sycamore
Word Origin for sycamore
Word Origin and History for sycamore
mid-14c., from Old French sicamor, from Latin sycomorus, from Greek sykomoros, from sykon "fig" + moron "mulberry." Or perhaps a folk-etymology for Hebrew shiqmah "mulberry." A Biblical word, originally used for a species of fig tree (Ficus sycomorus) common in Egypt, Syria, etc., whose leaves somewhat resemble those of the mulberry; applied from 1580s to Acer pseudoplatanus, a large species of European maple, and from 1814 to the North American shade tree that is also called buttonwood (Platanus occidentalis, introduced to Europe from Virginia 1637 by Filius Tradescant). Some writers have used the more Hellenic sycomore in reference to the Biblical tree for the sake of clarity.