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beech

tree with light colored bark and edible nuts: We planted beech trees in the front yard.
Not to be confused with:
beach – the shore of a body of water: We sunned ourselves on the beach.
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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.]
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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
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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.
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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
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

beech

[ˈbiːtʃ]
n (= tree) → hêtre m (= wood) → hêtre m
solid beech → hêtre massif
modif
[furniture] → en hêtre; [finish] → façon hêtre inv
[hedge] → de hêtres
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

beech

[biːtʃ] nfaggio
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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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