antarctic beech


Definition of antarctic beech

: 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

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First Known Use of antarctic beech

1832, in the meaning defined above

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“Antarctic beech.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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