antarctic beech


: any of several trees (genus Nothofagus) of cool, temperate rainforests:
: a medium-sized deciduous tree (N. Antarctica) of southern Argentina and Chile with glossy sweet-scented dark-green leaves
: 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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near antarctic beech

Cite this Entry

“Antarctic beech.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!