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Definition of the noun sycamore

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noun - plural: sycamores

  1. variably colored and sometimes variegated hard tough elastic wood of a sycamore tree
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • synonym of sycamore: lacewood
    • more generic word: wood = the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
    • substance of: plane tree / platan = 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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

Alternative definition of the noun sycamore


  1. [US] Any of several North American plane trees, of the genus Platanus, especially Platanus occidentalis (American sycamore).
  2. [British] A large British and European species of maple, Acer pseudoplatanus, known in North America as the sycamore maple.
  3. A large tree bearing edible fruit, Ficus sycomorus, allied to the common fig and found in Egypt and Syria; also called the sycamore fig or the fig-mulberry; the Biblical sycomore.


  1. Sycamore is a city in DeKalb County, Illinois, United States. It has a commercial district based and centered on Illinois Route 64. The population was 17,519 at the 2010 census, up from 12,020 at the 2000 census. Sycamore is the county seat of DeKalb County. Sycamore was named after the Sycamore tree.
  2. Sycamore is a village in Wyandot County, Ohio, United States. The population was 861 at the 2010 census.
  3. Sycamore is a city in Turner County, Georgia, United States. The population was 496 at the 2000 census.
  4. Sycamore is a town in Allendale County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 180 as of the 2010 census.
  5. Sycamore is a city in Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 159 at the 2000 census.
  6. Sycamore is an unincorporated community in northern Montgomery County, Kansas, United States. It lies along U.S. Route 75 north of the city of Independence, the county seat of Montgomery County. Its elevation is 843 feet, and it is located at 37°19′37″N 95°42′56″W / 37.32694°N 95.71556°W. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 67363.
  7. Sycamore is an unincorporated community in Jackson Township, Howard County, Indiana, United States. It is part of the Kokomo, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.
  8. Sycamore is a census-designated place in Delaware County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 183 at the 2000 census.
  9. Sycamore is an unincorporated community in eastern Ozark County in the Ozarks of southern Missouri. It is located on Route 181 about fourteen miles northeast of Gainesville. The old townsite is located on a ridge on the west side of Bryant Creek, a major tributary of the North Fork River. The old Hodgson Mill and spring lie on Bryant Creek 0.8 mi to the northeast. The mill was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places as Aid-Hodgson Mill in 2001.
  10. Sycamore a.k.a. Sycamore, Alabama: Sycamore is an unincorporated community in Talladega County, Alabama, United States. Sycamore is located near Alabama State Route 21 6.1 miles north-northeast of Sylacauga. Sycamore has a post office with ZIP code 35149. Sycamore was originally called Sycamore Grove, and was named for the sycamore trees which grew at the site. The post office was established in 1876.
  11. Sycamore a.k.a. Sycamore, California: Sycamore is an unincorporated community in Colusa County, California. It lies near the mouth of Sycamore Slough, at an elevation of 49 feet.
  12. Sycamore is a census-designated place in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, United States. It is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 150 at the 2000 census.
  13. Sycamore a.k.a. Sycamore, Virginia: Sycamore is an unincorporated community in Pittsylvania County, in the U.S. state of Virginia.
  14. Sycamore a.k.a. Sycamore Flower Shop and Bar is a Venue in Brooklyn, Ditmas Park.
  15. Sycamore a.k.a. Sycamore, Calhoun County, West Virginia: Sycamore is an unincorporated community in Calhoun County, West Virginia.

There are other places with in their name, like Sycamore Flat, Sycamore Creek, Sycamore Hills, Sycamore Canyon, Sycamore Valley, Sycamore Springs, Sycamore Township.


SYCAMORE is a defunct organization, record label.


"Sycamore" is a musical album of David Daniell & Doug McCombs.

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Phrases with Sycamore

Phrases starting with the word Sycamore:

  1. sycamore fig
  2. Sycamore Maple
  3. Sycamore Muhly
  4. Sycamore Lace Bug
  5. Sycamore Tussock Moth

Phrases ending with the word Sycamore:

  1. arizona sycamore
  2. american sycamore
  3. california sycamore

Other phrase containing the word Sycamore:

  1. Arizona Sycamore Borer

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Sycamore

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Google previewPractical Woodcarving (2012)

Elementary and Advanced by Eleanor Rowe

Sycamore is a white wood, and is suit able for bread platters, bowls, and butter trays. It is tough and rather difficult to cut, as it contains a slight amount of sand, which is apt to blunt the tools. Lime is the best wood for chip-carving. Holly and ...

Google previewWildlife Sketching (2012)

Pen, Pencil, Crayon and Charcoal by Frank J. Lohan

The sycamore is a smoothbarked tree, but the bark comes ...

Google previewWildlife through the Year (2014)

by Tim Sharrock

Redshank is the bird Tringa totanus and the plant Polygonum perspicaria; Sycamore is the tree Acer pseudoplatanus and the moth Acronicta aceris; and Wormwood is the plant Artemisia absinthium and the moth Cucullia absinthii) 40.

Google previewJudaism in Society (2003)

The Evidence of the Yerushalmi: Toward the Natural History of a Religion by Jacob Neusner

A virgin sycamore is any that has never been chopped down. Virgin soil is any that has never been worked. Rabban Simeon b. Gamaliel says, “It is any in which there is not a single sherd” [T. Sheb. 3:14H, 15]. III. A. [The law (M. Nid. 1:3B) that ...

Google previewTrees & Shrubs of Kentucky (1973)

by Mary E. Wharton

The American sycamore is a relative of the European plane tree, but the sycamore of Amos and Zacchaeus in the Bible was a species of fig. [Pp. 488-89] Rosaceae, Rose Family Amelanchier arborea (Michx. f.) Fernald SERVICEBERRY ...

Google previewEcology and Management of Central Hardwood Forests (1998)

by Ray R. Hicks

Sycamore) GeneraL Sycamore is a large, widely distributed tree that is often found in bottomlands. It has uses for lumber, as a shade tree, and a favored species for short-rotation "biomass" production in the southeastern states (Wells and ...

Google previewThe Human Mind (1883)

A Treatise in Mental Philosophy by Edward John Hamilton

The horse is an animal," " The sycamore is a tree," because the collections of attributes constituting animal and tree, are found to exist in permanent union, and lead us to conceive of objects as characterized by them. But we do not say, "The ...

Google previewAdam, the gardener (1834)

by Charles Cowden Clarke

The sycamore is a soft and very white wood, therefore used by the turner in making bowls and trenchers, and other utensils. Because of its lightness, it is sometimes used for cart and plough timber. The horn-beam is as tough as the sycamore ...

Google previewThe New Monthly Magazine (1834)

by Thomas Campbell, Samuel Carter Hall, Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton, Theodore Edward Hook, Thomas Hood, William Harrison Ainsworth

The sycamore is, indeed, a species of maple, and if the trunk be pierced in spring or autumn, wine and even sugar may be made from the juice. The sycamore is a tall stately ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Aphrodisiacs (2013)

Psychoactive Substances for Use in Sexual Practices by Christian Rätsch, Claudia Müller-Ebeling

Sycamore. Ficus sycomorus L., Moraceae (Fig/ Mulberry Family)*462 Other Names Ägyptische feige, Ägyptischer feigenbaum, eselsfeige (German), dicus Aegyptia (Latin), ficus Aegypticus (Latin), ficus pharonis (Latin), maulbeerfeige ...

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Trees (2005)

Volume 1: North America by M.M. Grandtner

ex Audubon e California planetree; California-button- wood, California sycamore, western sycamore f platane de Californie aliso s 5994 Platanus wrightiiS.Watson Platanaceae MW MC SC North America (USA: ...

Google previewShakespeare's Plants and Gardens: A Dictionary (2014)

by Vivian Thomas, Nicki Faircloth

The same name – sycamore or sycomore –is confusingly given toa species of fig, Ficus sycomorus L. common in Egypt and Syria, which bears some resemblance tothe mulberry. Some commentators suggest further confusion of identitywith ...

Google previewThe popular and critical Bible encyclopaedia and Scriptural dictionary (1920)

fully defining and explaining all religious terms, including biographical, geographical, historical, archaeological and doctrinal themes by Samuel Fallows (bp.)

avxi- ixivot, soo-kam'ee-nos, sycamore and black mulberry), is mentioned only once in the New Testament, in Luke xvii:6: ' And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto ...

Google previewThe Popular and Critical Bible Encyclopaedia and Scriptural Dictionary, Fully Defining and Explaining All Religious Terms, Including Biographical, Geographical, Historical, Archaeological and Doctrinal Themes (1920)

Superbly Illustrated with Over 600 Maps and Engravings by bp. Samuel Fallows, Andrew Constantinides Zenos

cvici- \uvm,soo-kam' ee-nos, sycamore and black mulberry), is mentioned only once in the New Testament, in Luke xvii:6: ' And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto ...

Google previewEerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000)

by David Noel Freedman, Allen C. Myers

SYCAMORE SYNAGOGUE The Bible, especially the OT, knew the horrors of ancient warfare in which the sword was a main weapon. But this was a terror which Israel and Ju- dah themselves manipulated and exploited (Deut. 13:15; 20: 13; ...

Google previewAmerican Tract Society Bible Dictionary (2017)

2,299 definitions and 39k cross-references by TruthBeTold Ministry, American Tract Society, William Wilberforce Rand, Edward Robinson

Sycamore. or. sycamine. American. T.S.. Luk 17:6, a curious tree, which seems to partake of the nature of both the mulberry and the fig a, the former in its leaf, and the latter in its fruit. Hence its name in Greek, meaning the mulberryfig.

Google previewLexicon of Geologic Names of the United States for 1936-1960 (1966)

by Grace C. Keroher

Sycamore Conglomerate Miocene and Pliocene : Southern California. G. J. Bellemin, 1940, Am. Assoc.

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Sycamore Meaning

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Quotes about Sycamore

There once was a man from Dundee
Who got stuck up a Sycamore tree;
His friends rallied round
But could not get him down
So he floated right off on a key.

(Written Sept 2012) (John Carter Brown)
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Scrabble value of S1Y4C3A1M3O1R1E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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