What is a…
Hebrew: —transliteration: shikmoth and shikmim
also known as: sycomore or Sycamore fig (Ficus sycomorus)
This tree was easily destroyed by frost (Psalm 78:47 KJV), and therefore it is found mostly in the “vale” (1 Kings 10:27 KJV; 2 Chronicles 1:15 KJV: in both passages the Revised King James Version has properly “lowland”), i.e., the “low country,” the shephelah, where the climate is mild.
It is to be distinguished from our sycamore (the Acer pseudo-platanus), which is a species of maple often called a plane-tree.