Also called buttonwood. any of several North American plane trees, especially Platanus occidentalis, having shallowly lobed ovate leaves, globular seed heads, and wood valued as timber.
British. the sycamore maple.
a tree, Ficus sycomorus, of the Near East, related to the common fig, bearing an edible fruit.
a Eurasian maple tree, Acer pseudoplatanus, naturalized in Britain and North America, having five-lobed leaves, yellow flowers, and two-winged fruits
(US & Canadian) an American plane tree, Platanus occidentalis See plane tree
Also sycomore. a moraceous tree, Ficus sycomorus, of N Africa and W Asia, having an edible figlike fruit
more properly sycomore (Heb. shikmoth and shikmim, Gr. sycomoros), a tree which in its general character resembles the fig-tree, while its leaves resemble those of the mulberry; hence it is called the fig-mulberry (Ficus sycomorus). At Jericho, Zacchaeus climbed a sycomore-tree to see Jesus as he passed by (Luke 19:4). This tree was easily destroyed by frost (Ps. 78:47), and therefore it is found mostly in the “vale” (1 Kings 10:27; 2 Chr. 1:15: in both passages the R.V. has properly “lowland”), i.e., the “low country,” the shephelah, where the climate is mild. Amos (7:14) refers to its fruit, which is of an inferior character; so also probably Jeremiah (24:2). It is to be distinguished from our sycamore (the Acer pseudo-platanus), which is a species of maple often called a plane-tree.
noun 1. Swiss (def 2). noun 1. a less common word for Swiss 2. a member of the Swiss Guard
1. Switzerland. abbreviation 1. Switzerland Switz. Switzerland
noun 1. Saint, died a.d. 862, English ecclesiastic: bishop of Winchester 852?–862. noun 1. Saint. died 862 ad, English ecclesiastic: bishop of Winchester (?852–862). Feast day: July 15
noun, British Dialect. 1. a state of confusion, excitement, or perplexity. verb (intransitive) 1. to hesitate; vacillate; be perplexed noun 2. hesitation; perplexity; agitation