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beech

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noun \ˈbēch\

Simple Definition of beech

  • : a kind of tree that has smooth gray bark and small nuts

  • : the wood of the beech

Full Definition of beech

plural beech·es or beech

  1. :  any of a genus (Fagus of the family Fagaceae, the beech family) of hardwood trees with smooth gray bark and small edible nuts; also :  its wood

beech·en play \ˈbē-chən\ adjective

Examples of beech

  1. a box made of beech



Origin of beech

Middle English beche, from Old English bēce; akin to Old English bōc beech, Old High German buohha, Latin fagus, Greek phēgos oak


First Known Use: before 12th century



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