beech·​wood ˈbēch-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce beechwood (audio)
: beech sense 2
Made of beechwood and cane, the chair takes the shape of an egg when closed.Ann Geracimos, Washington Times, 8 Aug. 2007
The unique flavor comes from the beechwood fires used to smoke the malts that go into the brew kettle.Alan J. Wax, Newsday, 23 Feb. 1994

Word History

First Known Use

1586, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of beechwood was in 1586

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“Beechwood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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