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sycamine

[sik-uh-min, -mahyn] /ˈsɪk ə mɪn, -ˌmaɪn/
noun
1.
a tree mentioned in the New Testament, probably the black mulberry.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Latin sȳcamīnus < Greek sȳkámīnos < Semitic; compare Hebrew shiqmāh mulberry tree, sycamore (Greek form with influenced by sŷkon fig)
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sycamine

/ˈsɪkəˌmaɪn/
noun
1.
a mulberry tree mentioned in the Bible, thought to be the black mulberry, Morus nigra
Word Origin
C16: from Latin sӯcamīnus, from Greek sukaminon, from Hebrew shiqmāh
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