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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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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.
They made their way at length in among some pleasant trees that stood a little distance from the road, and there vacating Rocinante's saddle and Dapple's pack-saddle, they stretched themselves on the green grass and made their supper off Sancho's stores, and he making a powerful and flexible whip out of Dapple's halter and headstall retreated about twenty paces from his master among some 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.
Past the pond and along a path that followed Wine Creek he went until he came to a grove of beech trees.
About half a mile from the town, standing in an old park famous for its huge beech trees, is the ancient Manor House of Birlstone.
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.
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.
And, making a sign to me to deaden the sound of my steps, he led me across the path to the trunk of a tall beech tree, the white bole of which was visible in the darkness.
So saying, Robin Hood stepped forth from the shade of the beech tree, crossed the stile, and stood in the middle of the road, with his hands on his hips, in the stranger's path.
But no weather interfered fatally with my walks, or rather my going abroad, for I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beech tree, or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines; when the ice and snow causing their limbs to droop, and so sharpening their tops, had changed the pines into fir trees; wading to the tops of the highest hills when the show was nearly two feet deep on a level, and shaking down another snow-storm on my head at every step; or sometimes creeping and floundering thither on my hands and knees, when the hunters had gone into winter quarters.
To Hear The Skylark's Song A Memoir by Huw Lewis WE might spend some time exploring amongst the beech trees.