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Noun1.Fagus - beechesFagus - beeches        
hamamelid dicot genus - genus of mostly woody relatively primitive dicotyledonous flowering plants with flowers often unisexual and often borne in catkins
beech family, Fagaceae, family Fagaceae - chiefly monoecious trees and shrubs: beeches; chestnuts; oaks; genera Castanea, Castanopsis, Chrysolepis, Fagus, Lithocarpus, Nothofagus, Quercus
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
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
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References in classic literature ?
The trees all belong to one kind, the Fagus betuloides; for the number of the other species of Fagus and of the Winter's Bark, is quite inconsiderable.
Burglars beware: A firethorn hedge A small garden, with a formal design, clipped boxwood hedging (buxus sempervirens) and common European beech (fagus sylvatica)
What name is given to any tree of the genus Fagus? A Ash B Beech C Birch D Poplar 15.
Later successional, disturbance-sensitive species, such as maple (Acer spp.) and beech (Fagus grandifolia), make up a very low percentage of the total (1.3% of total), while fire-adapted oaks and hickories and early successional species such as poplar (tulip poplar) and black walnut were more frequent.
Make the most of this by training a pair of the columnar purple beech, Fagus Dawyck Purple, on either side of a path and lop off anything that grows out of bounds.
Leafy forests extend to the foot of the mountains, mainly consisting of Oriental beeches (Fagus orientalis).
The aim of the experimental study was to analyse environmental effects, which are present in upper canopies of forest stands, on leaf traits of juvenile Fagus sylvatica L.
2012; Yatskievych 2013) and is an obligate parasite interacting solely with the roots of Fagus grandifolia Ehrh.