beech

Definitions of beech
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n 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

Synonyms:
beech tree
Types:
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European beech, Fagus sylvatica, common beech
large European beech with minutely-toothed leaves; widely planted as an ornamental in North America
Fagus purpurea, Fagus sylvatica atropunicea, Fagus sylvatica purpurea, copper beech, 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
Type of:
tree
a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms

n wood of any of various beech trees; used for flooring and containers and plywood and tool handles

Synonyms:
beechwood
Type of:
wood
the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees

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