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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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Near Port Famine I have seen more large trees than anywhere else: I measured a Winter's Bark which was four feet six inches in girth, and several of the beech were as much as thirteen feet.
This fungus belongs to a new and curious genus, [4] I found a second species on another species of beech in Chile: and Dr.
After the June baby and I had been welcomed back by the other two with as many hugs as though we had been restored to them from great perils, and while we were peacefully drinking tea under a beech tree, I happened to look up into its mazy green, and there, on a branch quite close to my head, sat a little baby owl.
But looking about I saw one perched high up in the branches of the beech tree, and then to my dismay one lying dead on the ground.
A beech tree on the slopes of the Pyrenees is just what a beech tree here in these Carlisle woods is; and there used to be an old pine hereabouts whose twin brother I was well acquainted with in a dell among the Apennines.
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.
said East, pointing to a lump of mistletoe in the next tree, which was a beech.
Only about this fir," said Arthur, putting his hand on the stem of the beech.
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.
Remember, old boy, that the Judge is particular with his beech and maple, beginning to dread already a scarcity of the precious articles.
When a real bird falls in flop, he spreads out his feathers and pecks them dry, but Peter could not remember what was the thing to do, and he decided, rather sulkily, to go to sleep on the weeping beech in the Baby Walk.
They then entered the grove, and Don Quixote settled himself at the foot of an elm, and Sancho at that of a beech, for trees of this kind and others like them always have feet but no hands.