Definition of sycamore noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsɪkəmɔː(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪkəmɔːr//
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  1. 1 [countable, uncountable] (especially British English) a European tree of the maple family, with leaves that have five points and seeds shaped like a pair of wings See related entries: Plants
  2. 2 [countable] (especially North American English) an American plane tree See related entries: Plants
  3. 3[uncountable] the valuable hard wood of the European sycamore
  4. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French sic(h)amor, via Latin from Greek sukomoros, from sukon ‘fig’ + moron ‘mulberry’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sycamore