antarctic beech

noun

: any of several trees (genus Nothofagus) of cool, temperate rainforests:
a
: a medium-sized deciduous tree (N. Antarctica) of southern Argentina and Chile with glossy sweet-scented dark-green leaves
b
: a tall evergreen tree (N. moorei) of eastern Australia with a large trunk, glossy dark-green leaves, and hard wood

Word History

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of antarctic beech was in 1832

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“Antarctic beech.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antarctic%20beech. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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