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 Syb’arite (3 syl.).Syc’ophant, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Sycamore and Sycomore.
 
Sycamore is the plane-tree of the maple family (Acer pseudo-platnus, or greater maple). The sycomore is the Egyptian fig-tree (Greek, sukomoros, sukos, a fig). The tree into which Zacchæus climbed (Luke xix. 4) to see Christ pass is wrongly called a sycamore or maple, as it was the sycomore or wild fig. The French have translated the word correctly—“[Il] montait sur un sycomore pour le voir.   1
 


 Syb’arite (3 syl.).Syc’ophant, 

 
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