|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
More properly sycomore (Hebrews 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 (Psalm 78:47), and therefore it is found mostly in the "vale" (1 Kings 10:27; 2 Chronicles 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.
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) 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.
2. (n.) The American plane tree, or buttonwood.
3. (n.) A large European species of maple (Acer Pseudo-Platanus).
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Sycamore (9 Occurrences)
Luke 17:6 The Lord said, "If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you would tell this sycamore tree,'Be uprooted, and be planted in the sea,' and it would obey you. (WEB)
Luke 19:4 He ran on ahead, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was to pass that way. (WEB DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Kings 10:27 The king made silver to be in Jerusalem as stones, and cedars made he to be as the sycamore trees that are in the lowland, for abundance. (WEB KJV JPS BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Chronicles 27:28 and over the olive trees and the sycamore trees that were in the lowland was Baal Hanan the Gederite: and over the cellars of oil was Joash: (WEB KJV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 1:15 The king made silver and gold to be in Jerusalem as stones, and cedars made he to be as the sycamore trees that are in the lowland, for abundance. (WEB KJV JPS BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 9:27 The king made silver to be in Jerusalem as stones, and he made cedars to be as the sycamore trees that are in the lowland, for abundance. (WEB KJV JPS BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 78:47 He destroyed their vines with hail, their sycamore fig trees with frost. (WEB JPS DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 9:10 "The bricks have fallen, but we will build with cut stone. The sycamore fig trees have been cut down, but we will put cedars in their place." (WEB JPS BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Amos 7:14 Then Amos answered Amaziah, "I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet's son; but I was a herdsman, and a farmer of sycamore figs; (WEB JPS BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)