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beech
American beech
Fagus grandifolia

beech

 (bēch)
n.
1.
a. Any of various deciduous trees of the genus Fagus having smooth gray bark, alternate simple leaves, and three-sided nuts enclosed in prickly burs, including F. sylvatica of Europe and its many cultivated forms, and F. grandifolia of eastern North America.
b. The wood of any of these trees, used for flooring, containers, plywood, and tool handles.

[Middle English beche, from Old English bēce; see bhāgo- in Indo-European roots.]

beech

(biːtʃ)
n
1. (Plants) any N temperate tree of the genus Fagus, esp F. sylvatica of Europe, having smooth greyish bark: family Fagaceae
2. (Plants) any tree of the related genus Nothofagus, of temperate Australasia and South America
3. (Plants) the hard wood of any of these trees, used in making furniture, etc
4. (Plants) See copper beech
[Old English bēce; related to Old Norse bók, Old High German buohha, Middle Dutch boeke, Latin fāgus beech, Greek phēgos edible oak]
ˈbeechen, ˈbeechy adj

beech

(bitʃ)

n.
1. any tree of the genus Fagus, of temperate regions, having a smooth gray bark and bearing small, edible, triangular nuts.
2. the wood of such a tree.
[before 900; Middle English beche, Old English bēce; akin to Old Saxon boke, Old High German buohha, Old Norse bōk, Latin fāgus beech, Doric Greek phāgós, Albanian bung oak]
beech′en, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beech - any of several large deciduous trees with rounded spreading crowns and smooth grey bark and small sweet edible triangular nuts enclosed in bursbeech - any of several large deciduous trees with rounded spreading crowns and smooth grey bark and small sweet edible triangular nuts enclosed in burs; north temperate regions
beechnut - small sweet triangular nut of any of various beech trees
Fagus, genus Fagus - beeches
beechwood, beech - wood of any of various beech trees; used for flooring and containers and plywood and tool handles
common beech, European beech, Fagus sylvatica - large European beech with minutely-toothed leaves; widely planted as an ornamental in North America
copper beech, Fagus purpurea, Fagus sylvatica atropunicea, Fagus sylvatica purpurea, purple beech - variety of European beech with shining purple or copper-colored leaves
American beech, Fagus americana, Fagus grandifolia, red beech, white beech - North American forest tree with light green leaves and edible nuts
Fagus pendula, Fagus sylvatica pendula, weeping beech - variety of European beech with pendulous limbs
Japanese beech - a beech native to Japan having soft light yellowish-brown wood
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
2.beech - wood of any of various beech trees; used for flooring and containers and plywood and tool handles
beech, beech tree - any of several large deciduous trees with rounded spreading crowns and smooth grey bark and small sweet edible triangular nuts enclosed in burs; north temperate regions
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
Translations
خَشَبُ شَجَرَةِ الزّانشَجَرَةُ الزّانشَجَرَةُ الزَّان
бук
faig
bukbukový háj
bøgetræbøg
fago
pöök
آلشزانممرز
pyökki
אשור
bukva
bükk
beyki, beykiviîurbeykitré
ブナ
너도밤나무
fagus
bukasbuko mediena
dižskābardisdižskābarža-
fag
bučinabukový
bukev
буква
bok
ต้นบีช
kayınkayın ağacıkayın kerestesi
бук
cây sồi

beech

[biːtʃ]
A. N (= tree) → haya f; (= wood) → hayedo m
B. CPD beech grove Nhayal m
beech tree Nhaya f

beech

[ˈbiːtʃ]
n (= tree) → hêtre m (= wood) → hêtre m
solid beech → hêtre massif
modif
[furniture] → en hêtre; [finish] → façon hêtre inv
[hedge] → de hêtres

beech

n
(= tree)Buche f
(= wood)Buche (→ nholz nt) f

beech

:
beech mast
nBucheckern pl
beechnut
nBuchecker f
beech tree
nBuche f
beechwood
n
(= material)Buchenholz nt
(= trees)Buchenwald m

beech

[biːtʃ] nfaggio

beech

(biːtʃ) noun
1. (also beech tree) a kind of forest tree with smooth silvery bark and small nuts. That tree is a beech; (also adjective) a beech forest.
2. its wood.

beech

شَجَرَةُ الزَّان buk bøgetræ Buche οξιά haya pyökki hêtre bukva faggio ブナ 너도밤나무 beukenboom bøk buk faia бук bok ต้นบีช kayın ağacı cây sồi 山毛榉
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Past the pond and along a path that followed Wine Creek he went until he came to a grove of beech trees.
This was not a boast, but a hope, at once bold and devoutly humble, that he might bring the Muse(but lately come to Italy from her cloudy Grecian mountains), not to the capital, the palatia Romana, but to his own little I country'; to his father's fields, `sloping down to the river and to the old beech trees with broken tops.
said the scout, shaking his head doubtingly; "When the sun is scorching the tree tops, and the water courses are full; when the moss on every beech he sees will tell him in what quarter the north star will shine at night.
Streaming files of wild ducks began to make their appearance high in the air; the bark of the squirrel might be heard from the groves of beech and hickory- nuts, and the pensive whistle of the quail at intervals from the neighboring stubble field.
It was one afternoon, when he chanced to meet me and Adele in the grounds: and while she played with Pilot and her shuttlecock, he asked me to walk up and down a long beech avenue within sight of her.
Some intrepid larches waved green pennons in the very midst of the turbulent water, here and there a veteran lay with his many-summered head abased in the rocky course of the stream, and here was a young foolhardy beech that had climbed within a dozen yards of the rampart.
As the evening fell it began to get very cold, and the growing twilight seemed to merge into one dark mistiness the gloom of the trees, oak, beech, and pine, though in the valleys which ran deep between the spurs of the hills, as we ascended through the Pass, the dark firs stood out here and there against the background of late-lying snow.
Then, with a whistling note that rose above the droning of the pit, the beam swung close over their heads, lighting the tops of the beech trees that line the road, and splitting the bricks, smashing the windows, firing the window frames, and bring- ing down in crumbling ruin a portion of the gable of the house nearest the corner.
Thus then were they shut up squealing, and Circe threw them some acorns and beech masts such as pigs eat, but Eurylochus hurried back to tell me about the sad fate of our comrades.
As the east and south wind buffet one another when they beat upon some dense forest on the mountains--there is beech and ash and spreading cornel; the top of the trees roar as they beat on one another, and one can hear the boughs cracking and breaking--even so did the Trojans and Achaeans spring upon one another and lay about each other, and neither side would give way.
Although the evergreens still held dominion over many of the hills that rose on this side of the valley, yet the undulating outlines of the distant mountains, covered with forests of beech and maple, gave a relief to the eye, and the promise of a kinder soil.
A considerable flight of steps landed them in the wilderness, which was a planted wood of about two acres, and though chiefly of larch and laurel, and beech cut down, and though laid out with too much regularity, was darkness and shade, and natural beauty, compared with the bowling-green and the terrace.