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 for sycamore
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Plane \Plane\, n. [F., fr. L. platanus, Gr. ?, fr. ? broad; --
     so called on account of its broad leaves and spreading form.
     See Place, and cf. Platane, Plantain the tree.] (Bot.)
     Any tree of the genus Platanus.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: The Oriental plane ({Platanus orientalis) is a native
           of Asia. It rises with a straight, smooth, branching
           stem to a great height, with palmated leaves, and long
           pendulous peduncles, sustaining several heads of small
           close-sitting flowers. The seeds are downy, and
           collected into round, rough, hard balls. The Occidental
           plane ({Platanus occidentalis), which grows to a great
           height, is a native of North America, where it is
           popularly called sycamore, buttonwood, and
           buttonball, names also applied to the California
           species ({Platanus racemosa).
           [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sycamore \Syc"a*more\, n. [L. sycomorus, Gr. ? the fig mulberry;
     ? a fig + ? the black mulberry; or perhaps of Semitic origin:
     cf. F. sycomore. Cf. Mulberry.] (Bot.)
     (a) A large tree ({Ficus Sycomorus) allied to the common
         fig. It is found in Egypt and Syria, and is the sycamore,
         or sycamine, of Scripture.
     (b) The American plane tree, or buttonwood.
     (c) A large European species of maple ({Acer
         Pseudo-Platanus). [Written sometimes sycomore.]
         [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Buttonwood \But"ton*wood`\, n. (Bot.)
     The Platanus occidentalis, or American plane tree, a large
     tree, producing rough balls, from which it is named; --
     called also buttonball tree, and, in some parts of the
     United States, sycamore. The California buttonwood is
     Platanus racemosa.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sycamore
      n 1: variably colored and sometimes variegated hard tough
           elastic wood of a sycamore tree [syn: sycamore,
           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 [syn: plane tree, sycamore,
         platan]
      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 [syn: sycamore, 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 [syn:
         sycamore, sycamore fig, mulberry fig, Ficus
         sycomorus]

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Sycamore
     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.
     

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Sycamore, GA -- U.S. city in Georgia
     Population (2000):    496
     Housing Units (2000): 209
     Land area (2000):     0.997241 sq. miles (2.582841 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.002461 sq. miles (0.006374 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.999702 sq. miles (2.589215 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            75104
     Located within:       Georgia (GA), FIPS 13
     Location:             31.670810 N, 83.633871 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     31790
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Sycamore, GA
      Sycamore
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Sycamore, OH -- U.S. village in Ohio
     Population (2000):    914
     Housing Units (2000): 401
     Land area (2000):     0.587989 sq. miles (1.522884 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.587989 sq. miles (1.522884 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            75980
     Located within:       Ohio (OH), FIPS 39
     Location:             40.950402 N, 83.170919 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     44882 45242 45249
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Sycamore, OH
      Sycamore
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Sycamore, OK -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Oklahoma
     Population (2000):    183
     Housing Units (2000): 59
     Land area (2000):     4.144380 sq. miles (10.733895 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    4.144380 sq. miles (10.733895 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            71965
     Located within:       Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
     Location:             36.401443 N, 94.713463 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Sycamore, OK
      Sycamore
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Sycamore, OK -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Oklahoma
     Population (2000):    150
     Housing Units (2000): 79
     Land area (2000):     7.053526 sq. miles (18.268547 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    7.053526 sq. miles (18.268547 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            71972
     Located within:       Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
     Location:             35.519520 N, 94.941129 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Sycamore, OK
      Sycamore
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Sycamore, IL -- U.S. city in Illinois
     Population (2000):    12020
     Housing Units (2000): 4925
     Land area (2000):     5.484594 sq. miles (14.205033 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.017968 sq. miles (0.046537 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    5.502562 sq. miles (14.251570 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            74223
     Located within:       Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
     Location:             41.983850 N, 88.694091 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     60178
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Sycamore, IL
      Sycamore
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Sycamore, SC -- U.S. town in South Carolina
     Population (2000):    185
     Housing Units (2000): 93
     Land area (2000):     3.171566 sq. miles (8.214319 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.009319 sq. miles (0.024137 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    3.180885 sq. miles (8.238456 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            70900
     Located within:       South Carolina (SC), FIPS 45
     Location:             33.038490 N, 81.222032 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Sycamore, SC
      Sycamore
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Sycamore, KY -- U.S. city in Kentucky
     Population (2000):    159
     Housing Units (2000): 90
     Land area (2000):     0.027240 sq. miles (0.070551 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.027240 sq. miles (0.070551 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            75190
     Located within:       Kentucky (KY), FIPS 21
     Location:             38.246973 N, 85.560664 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Sycamore, KY
      Sycamore
  

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