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Noun: sycamore  'si-ku,mor
  1. Variably coloured and sometimes variegated hard tough elastic wood of a sycamore tree
    - lacewood
  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
    - plane tree, platan, plane
  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
    - great maple, scottish maple, Acer pseudoplatanus
  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
    - sycamore fig, mulberry fig, Ficus sycomorus

Derived forms: sycamores

Type of: fig tree, maple, tree, wood

Part of: Ficus, genus Ficus, genus Platanus, Platanus

Encyclopedia: Sycamore, Missouri