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A tree mentioned in the New Testament, thought to be a species of mulberry.
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(Bible) 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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syc•a•mine(ˈsɪk ə mɪn, -ˌmaɪn)
a tree mentioned in the New Testament, probably the black mulberry, Morus nigra.
[1520–30; < Latin sȳcamīnus « Semitic; compare Hebrew shiqmāh mulberry tree, sycamore]
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