What does beech mean?

beech meaning in General Dictionary

A tree associated with genus Fagus

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  • timber of any of numerous beech trees; utilized for flooring and containers and plywood and tool manages
  • 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
  • A tree for the genus Fagus.

beech meaning in Etymology Dictionary

Old English bece "beech," from Proto-Germanic *bokjon (cognates: Old Norse bok, Dutch beuk, Flemish boek, Old tall German buohha, German Buche, center Dutch boeke "beech"), from PIE root *bhagos "beech tree" (cognate with Greek phegos "oak," Latin fagus "beech;" see fagus). Previously with adjectival kind beechen. Also see book (n.).


beech meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A tree associated with the genus Fagus.


Sentence Examples with the word beech

Sessiliflora), of birch (Betula tomentosa), of ash (Fraxinus excelsior), and of beech (Fagus sylvatica).

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