Definition of Ficus sycomorus
1. Noun. 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.
Group relationships: Ficus, Genus Ficus
Generic synonyms: Fig Tree
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Literary usage of Ficus sycomorus
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1. Agricultural Biodiversity in Smallholder Farms of East Africa by Fidelis Kaihura, Michael Stocking (2003)
"8 The effect of fig trees (ficus sycomorus) on soil quality and coffee yield: An investigation into a traditional conservation practice in Embu district, ..."
2. The Plants of the Bible by John Hutton Balfour (1885)
"(ficus sycomorus, Linn.) " I wss an herdman, and a gatherer of sycomore fruit ... It is the ficus sycomorus or the Sycomorus antiquorum of botanists. ..."