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Etymology

c.1350, from Old French sicamor, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] sycomorus, from Ancient Greek συκόμορος (sukomoros), fig-mulberry), from σῦκον (sukon), fig) + μόρον (moron), mulberry). Possibly influenced by Hebrew שִׁקמָה (shiqmah), mulberry).

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sycamore

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Any of several North American plane trees, of the genus Platanus (buttonwood), especially Platanus occidentalis (American sycamore).
  2. (UK) A large British and European species of maple, Acer pseudoplatanus, known in North America as the sycamore maple.
  3. A large tree bearing edible fruit, Ficus sycomorus, allied to the common fig and found in Egypt and Syria; also called the sycamore fig or the fig-mulberry; the Biblical sycomore.

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