what dose the word sycamore maen in jamaican?

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    Any of various deciduous trees of the genus Platanus, especially P. occidentalis of eastern North America, having palmately lobed leaves, ball-like, nodding, hairy fruit clusters, and bark that flakes off in large colorful patches. Also called buttonball, buttonwood.

    A Eurasian deciduous maple tree (Acer pseudoplatanus) having palmately lobed leaves, winged fruits, and greenish flowers.

    A fig tree (Ficus sycomorus) of Africa and adjacent southwest Asia, mentioned in the Bible, having clusters of figs borne on short leafless twigs.

    Britannica Concise Encyclopedia: sycamore

    Any of several distinct trees called by the same name though in different genera and families. In the U.S. the term refers to the American plane tree or buttonwood (Platanus occidentalis), a hardy street tree. The sycamore maple, or mock plane (Acer pseudoplatanus), is sometimes also called simply sycamore. The biblical sycamore, actually the sycamore fig (Ficus sycomorus), was used by the ancient Egyptians to make mummy cases.

    Sycamore is a name which is applied at various times and places to three very different types of trees, but with somewhat similar leaf forms.

    Ficus sycomorus, the sycamore (or sycomore) of the Bible; a species of fig, also called the "sycamore fig" or "fig-mulberry", native to the Middle East and eastern Africa

    Acer pseudoplatanus, the sycamore of Britain and Ireland; a European maple tree, also called "sycamore maple", "great maple", or, inaccurately and leading to confusion, the "plane tree" in Scotland

    Platanus, the sycamores of North America, known as planes in Europe

    Platanus occidentalis, the American sycamore

    Platanus racemosa ("California sycamore" or "western sycamore")

    Platanus wrightii ("Arizona sycamore")



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