Fagus sylvatica
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}, and cf. 7th {Buck}, {Buckwheat}.] (Bot.) A tree of the genus {Fagus}. [1913 Webster]

Note: It grows to a large size, having a smooth bark and thick foliage, and bears an edible triangular nut, of which swine are fond. The {Fagus sylvatica} is the European species, and the {Fagus ferruginea} that of America. [1913 Webster]

{Beech drops} (Bot.), a parasitic plant which grows on the roots of beeches ({Epiphegus Americana}).

{Beech marten} (Zo["o]l.), the stone marten of Europe ({Mustela foina}).

{Beech mast}, the nuts of the beech, esp. as they lie under the trees, in autumn.

{Beech oil}, oil expressed from the mast or nuts of the beech tree.

{Cooper beech}, a variety of the European beech with copper-colored, shining leaves. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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