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sycamore
American sycamore
Platanus occidentalis

syc·a·more

 (sĭk′ə-môr′)
n.
1. Any of various deciduous trees of the genus Platanus, especially P. occidentalis of eastern North America, having palmately lobed leaves, ball-like, nodding, hairy fruit clusters, and bark that flakes off in large pieces. Also called buttonball, buttonwood.
2. A Eurasian deciduous maple tree (Acer pseudoplatanus) having palmately lobed leaves, winged fruits, and greenish flowers.
3. A fig tree (Ficus sycomorus) of Africa and adjacent southwest Asia, mentioned in the Bible, having clusters of figs borne on short leafless twigs.

[Middle English sicamour, a kind of fig tree, from Old French sicamor, from Latin sȳcomorus, from Greek sūkomoros, perhaps of Semitic origin; see qwm in Semitic roots.]
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sycamore

(ˈsɪkəˌmɔː)
n
1. (Plants) a Eurasian maple tree, Acer pseudoplatanus, naturalized in Britain and North America, having five-lobed leaves, yellow flowers, and two-winged fruits
2. (Plants) US and Canadian an American plane tree, Platanus occidentalis. See plane tree
3. (Plants) Also: sycomore a moraceous tree, Ficus sycomorus, of N Africa and W Asia, having an edible figlike fruit
[C14: from Old French sicamor, from Latin sӯcomorus, from Greek sukomoros, from sukon fig + moron mulberry]
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syc•a•more

(ˈsɪk əˌmɔr, -ˌmoʊr)

n.
1. Also called buttonwood. any plane tree, esp. Platanus occidentalis, of E North America, having palmately lobed leaves, globular seed heads, and wood valued as timber.
2. Brit. the sycamore maple.
3. a tree, Ficus sycomorus, of the Near East, related to the common fig, bearing an edible fruit: the sycamore of the Bible.
[1300–50; < Old French < Latin sȳcomorus < Greek sȳkómoros < Semitic; compare Hebrew shiqmāh sycamore]
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Noun1.sycamore - variably colored and sometimes variegated hard tough elastic wood of a sycamore treesycamore - variably colored and sometimes variegated hard tough elastic wood of a sycamore tree
plane tree, platan, sycamore - any of several trees of the genus Platanus having thin pale bark that scales off in small plates and lobed leaves and ball-shaped heads of fruits
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
2.sycamore - any of several trees of the genus Platanus having thin pale bark that scales off in small plates and lobed leaves and ball-shaped heads of fruitssycamore - any of several trees of the genus Platanus having thin pale bark that scales off in small plates and lobed leaves and ball-shaped heads of fruits
genus Platanus, Platanus - genus of large monoecious mostly deciduous trees: London plane; sycamore
lacewood, sycamore - variably colored and sometimes variegated hard tough elastic wood of a sycamore tree
London plane, Platanus acerifolia - very large fast-growing tree much planted as a street tree
American plane, American sycamore, buttonwood, Platanus occidentalis - very large spreading plane tree of eastern and central North America to Mexico
oriental plane, Platanus orientalis - large tree of southeastern Europe to Asia Minor
California sycamore, Platanus racemosa - tall tree of Baja California having deciduous bark and large alternate palmately lobed leaves and ball-shaped clusters of flowers
Arizona sycamore, Platanus wrightii - medium-sized tree of Arizona and adjacent regions having deeply lobed leaves and collective fruits in groups of 3 to 5
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
3.sycamore - Eurasian maple tree with pale grey bark that peels in flakes like that of a sycamore treesycamore - Eurasian maple tree with pale grey bark that peels in flakes like that of a sycamore tree; leaves with five ovate lobes yellow in autumn
maple - any of numerous trees or shrubs of the genus Acer bearing winged seeds in pairs; north temperate zone
4.sycamore - thick-branched wide-spreading tree of Africa and adjacent southwestern Asia often buttressed with branches rising from near the groundsycamore - thick-branched wide-spreading tree of Africa and adjacent southwestern Asia often buttressed with branches rising from near the ground; produces cluster of edible but inferior figs on short leafless twigs; the biblical sycamore
Ficus, genus Ficus - large genus of tropical trees or shrubs or climbers including fig trees
fig tree - any moraceous tree of the tropical genus Ficus; produces a closed pear-shaped receptacle that becomes fleshy and edible when mature
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Translations
Bergahorn

sycamore

[ˈsɪkəmɔːʳ] N (also sycamore tree) → sicomoro m, sicómoro m
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sycamore

[ˈsɪkəmɔːr] n (also sycamore tree) → sycomore m
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sycamore

nBergahorn m; (US: = plane tree) → nordamerikanische Platane; (= wood)Ahorn m
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sycamore

[ˈsɪkəmɔːʳ] nsicomoro
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She heard the barking of an old dog that was chained to the sycamore tree. The spurs of the cavalry officer clanged as he walked across the porch.
At the foot of the hill below the farmer's house Seth had stopped beneath a sycamore tree and looked about him.
A horse owner who uses part of the woods for grazing said the area contained a high number of sycamore trees, which she claimed could lead to the animals suffering a potentially fatal disease caused by eating seeds.
TWO 'magnificent' sycamore trees will have to be cut down after they were attacked by vandals.
The four to five bedroom family home has a "beautiful" garden with apple, pear, oak and sycamore trees - and a charming summer house to sit in, relax and admire it all.
But another resident said: "These sycamore trees are in good health.
In a letter objecting to the plans, another resident said: "These sycamore trees are in good health.
It takes time to resolved suchlike mistakes, But after years, decades or centuries Of working through the rubbish bit by bit, One day you notice the sycamore trees.
WE'RE SYC OF THEM Couple want the council to cut down maple sycamore trees near their back garden
When in Florida, stay away from elm, oak and sycamore trees, where puss caterpillars are usually found.
There are very few diseases that will cause this to occur and if a horse has signs of atypical myopathy, and has been grazing near Sycamore trees, then the presence of red/brown urine is as good as proof that the horse has the disease.
Almost 10 pine and sycamore trees were found cut on the ground.