noun Etymology: Latin sycaminus, from Greek sykaminos, of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew shiqmāh mulberry tree, sycamore Date: 1526 a tree of the Bible that is usually considered a mulberry (Morus nigra)

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  • Sycamine — Syc a*mine, n. [L. sycaminus, Gr. ?; perhaps of Semitic origin.] See {Sycamore}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sycamine — [sik′ə min, sik′əmīn΄] n. [L sycaminus < Gr sykaminos < Sem, as in Heb shikma, mulberry] a tree mentioned in the Bible (Luke 17:6), believed to be a mulberry (Morus nigra) with dark fruit …   English World dictionary

  • sycamine — /sik euh min, muyn /, n. a tree mentioned in the New Testament, probably the black mulberry. [1520 30; < L sycaminus < Gk sykáminos < Sem; cf. Heb shiqmah mulberry tree, sycamore (Gk form with y influenced by sykon fig)] * * * …   Universalium

  • sycamine — noun A tree, mentioned in Lukes Gospel, and thought to be the black mulberry. The lorde sayde: yf ye had fayth lyke a grayne off mustard sede, and shulde saye unto thys sycamyne tree, plucke thysilfe uppe by the rotes, and plant thysilfe in the… …   Wiktionary

  • sycamine — syc·a·mine …   English syllables

  • sycamine — syc•a•mine [[t]ˈsɪk ə mɪn, ˌmaɪn[/t]] n. pln bib a tree mentioned in the New Testament, probably the black mulberry Morus nigra[/ex] • Etymology: 1520–30; < L sȳcamīnus « Semitic; cf. Heb shiqmāh mulberry tree, sycamore …   From formal English to slang

  • sycamine — /ˈsɪkəmaɪn/ (say sikuhmuyn) noun a mulberry (tree), probably the black mulberry. {Latin sȳcamīnus, from Greek sȳkamīnos, from Aramaic shiqmīn plural). See Luke 17.6} …   Australian English dictionary

  • sycamine —   Kukamino …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • sycamine — n. Bibl. the black mulberry tree, Morus nigra (see Luke 17:6; in modern versions translated as mulberry tree ). Etymology: L sycaminus f. Gk sukaminos mulberry tree f. Heb. sikmah sycamore, assim. to Gk sukon fig …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sycamine tree — The Sycamine tree is mentioned only in Luke 17:6. It is rendered by Luther mulberry tree , which is most probably the correct rendering. It is found of two species, the black mulberry ( Morus nigra ) and the white mulberry ( Morus alba ), which… …   Wikipedia

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