There is a saying in the dictionary that states that “a sycamore tree is a fig tree.” This is a phrase that seems to be the truth, but it isn’t really true since it has been repeated over and over in American schools for so long.
By doing this, we will be able to learn something new about the sycamore tree and figure out whether or not it is a fig tree. Not only, we will be able to patent our own invention through this process.
Is there a difference between a fig and a prune?
As we have just learned, a sycamore tree is not necessarily a fig tree. We must first determine what a fig is so that we can answer this question. As Merriam-Webster describes it, the word “fig” is an interjection that means something like “so” or “okay” and is usually a small, sweet edible fruit with a tough skin and usually one or more seeds.
A fig tree is also called a sycamore tree, which is derived from the Latin word ficus (sycamore). A sycamore tree is also called a fig tree because it is derived from the Greek word sykamorra (sykamor).
A sycamore fig tree is a type of tree that grows on sycamore trees.
The word fig derives from sycamore, which means that a fig grown from sycamore is not a fig. How can we tell? Let’s first look at an example which shows that a fig grown from sycamore is not a fig and what to look for.
It is the Sycamore Fig Tree that has been scientifically identified as Ficus sycomorus. It is also known as the “Fig-Mulberry” because it produces fruit that looks like little figs and its leaves look like mulberries. It is a tree that grows in Egypt and Yemen. It was once considered extinct, but it continues to thrive there today.
A sycamore fig tree grows in Central America and the fruit is edible. In fact, people eat both the seeds, as well as the fleshy part of the tree underneath the seeds. They use the sap to make jam, syrup, and wine. They also use the leaves to make animal feed.
Dried figs (figs)
The fig tree isn’t only found in Egypt and Yemen, but you can also grow one in your garden to enjoy the benefits of figs.
We can go back to Merriam-Webster and consult their definition of sycamore figs to prove that they are not figs, as it refers to them as the sycamore tree. As a reference, here is what Merriam-Webster has to say about sycamore figs:
The sycamore fig, named after its origins in India, is widely cultivated across the Mediterranean region and is believed to be the result of the crossing of two cultivars of the fig tree (Ficus sycomorus).
Using an example as an illustration, I will demonstrate how they do not use the definition that we just looked at for “sycamore fig” but rather their own.