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Any of various evergreen or deciduous trees of the genus Nothofagus of South America and Australasia, having alternate leaves and small nut-bearing fruits.
[From the fact that native ranges of the trees are confined to the Southern Hemisphere or perhaps translation of New Latin Nothofāgus, genus name (from Greek nothos, bastard, false + Latin fāgus, beech), taken as if from Greek notos, south wind, south + Latin fāgus.]
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|Noun||1.||southern beech - any of various beeches of the southern hemisphere having small usually evergreen leaves|
genus Nothofagus, Nothofagus - beeches of temperate southern hemisphere except Africa: southern beech
New Zealand beech - any of several tall New Zealand trees of the genus Nothofagus; some yield useful timber
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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