beech

noun
\ ˈbēch How to pronounce beech (audio) \
plural beeches or beech

Definition of beech

: 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

Other Words from beech

beechen \ ˈbē-​chən How to pronounce beech (audio) \ adjective

Examples of beech in a Sentence

a box made of beech
Recent Examples on the Web The path continues on through beech trees ringed by stinging nettles. WIRED, 2 Sep. 2022 The roughly 1,900-square-foot terrace has a pergola off the study and is landscaped with a border of boxwood and yew and beech trees. E.b. Solomont, WSJ, 11 Aug. 2022 According to the Michigan DNR, for example, there are 37 million American beech trees in the state. Layla Mcmurtrie, USA TODAY, 6 July 2022 Beech leaf disease harms the leaf tissue of beech trees. Layla Mcmurtrie, Detroit Free Press, 5 July 2022 Beneath the ancient beech forests of the Carpathian Mountains, a quiet monastery in the western Ukrainian village of Hoshiv has transformed itself into a giant playground for a dozen children who’ve been displaced by the war with their families. Renata Brito, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Apr. 2022 Beneath the ancient beech forests of the Carpathian Mountains, a quiet monastery in the western Ukrainian village of Hoshiv has transformed itself into a giant playground for a dozen children who've been displaced by the war with their families. Fox News, 11 Apr. 2022 As a child in Massachusetts, I would often sit comfortably wedged in the forked trunk of a backyard maple reading or weaving gimp bracelets in the branches of a neighbor’s beech. Tricia Glass, BostonGlobe.com, 30 June 2022 The withered trunks and branches of oak, beech, tulip and walnut trees cover the foothills, concealing black bears, deer and owls. Caitlin L. Chandler, Washington Post, 23 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of beech

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for beech

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

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“Beech.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beech. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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beech

noun
\ ˈbēch How to pronounce beech (audio) \

Kids Definition of beech

: a tree with smooth gray bark, deep green leaves, and small edible nuts

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