beech

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noun \ˈbēch\

Definition of beech

plural

beeches

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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

beechen

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Examples of beech in a sentence

  1. a box made of beech

Origin and Etymology 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


BEECH Defined for English Language Learners

beech

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noun \ˈbēch\

Definition of beech for English Language Learners

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

  • : the wood of the beech


BEECH Defined for Kids

beech

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noun \ˈbēch\

Definition of beech for Students

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


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