Beech tree
Beech tree \Beech" tree`\ The beech. [1913 Webster]

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  • beech tree — noun 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 • Syn: ↑beech • Hypernyms: ↑tree • Hyponyms: ↑common beech, ↑European… …   Useful english dictionary

  • beech-tree — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: Middle English bech tre, from beche beech + tre tree : beech 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Beech — Beech, n.; pl. {Beeches}. [OE. beche, AS. b?ce; akin to D. beuk, OHG. buocha, G. buche, Icel. beyki, Dan. b[ o]g, Sw. bok, Russ. buk, L. fagus, Gr. ? oak, ? to eat, Skr. bhaksh; the tree being named originally from the esculent fruit. See {Book} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beech drops — Beech Beech, n.; pl. {Beeches}. [OE. beche, AS. b?ce; akin to D. beuk, OHG. buocha, G. buche, Icel. beyki, Dan. b[ o]g, Sw. bok, Russ. buk, L. fagus, Gr. ? oak, ? to eat, Skr. bhaksh; the tree being named originally from the esculent fruit. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beech marten — Beech Beech, n.; pl. {Beeches}. [OE. beche, AS. b?ce; akin to D. beuk, OHG. buocha, G. buche, Icel. beyki, Dan. b[ o]g, Sw. bok, Russ. buk, L. fagus, Gr. ? oak, ? to eat, Skr. bhaksh; the tree being named originally from the esculent fruit. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beech mast — Beech Beech, n.; pl. {Beeches}. [OE. beche, AS. b?ce; akin to D. beuk, OHG. buocha, G. buche, Icel. beyki, Dan. b[ o]g, Sw. bok, Russ. buk, L. fagus, Gr. ? oak, ? to eat, Skr. bhaksh; the tree being named originally from the esculent fruit. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beech oil — Beech Beech, n.; pl. {Beeches}. [OE. beche, AS. b?ce; akin to D. beuk, OHG. buocha, G. buche, Icel. beyki, Dan. b[ o]g, Sw. bok, Russ. buk, L. fagus, Gr. ? oak, ? to eat, Skr. bhaksh; the tree being named originally from the esculent fruit. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beech — [ bitʃ ] noun beech or beech tree count a large tree with smooth gray BARK and small nuts a. uncount the wood of a beech tree …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • beech — (n.) O.E. bece beech, from P.Gmc. *bokjon (Cf. O.N. bok, Du. beuk, Flem. boek, O.H.G. buohha, Ger. Buche, M.Du. boeke beech ), from PIE root *bhagos beech tree (Cf. Gk. phegos oak, L …   Etymology dictionary

  • beech|nut — «BEECH NUHT», noun. the small, triangular nut of the beech tree. Beechnuts are good to eat …   Useful english dictionary

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