sycamine

sycamine

[sik-uh-min, -mahyn]
noun
a tree mentioned in the new testament, probably the black mulberry.

Origin:
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)
 
n
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]

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