copper beech

noun

Definition of copper beech

: a beech with shining coppery-red leaves that is a widely planted cultivar of a beech (Fagus sylvatica) native to Europe

Examples of copper beech in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Phillips said that copper beech trees are not that common and most of the wood used by his firm is oak, ash and walnut. Frederick N. Rasmussen, baltimoresun.com, "An 'iconic’ tree has stood watch for 130+ years at a historic Towson cemetery. It meets its end - and a rebirth," 6 Nov. 2020 Scott gathered the family in front of a large copper beech tree near the parking lot to take photos, and Eli’s smile was genuine. Tara Bahrampour, Washington Post, "For one non-binary teen, coming of age means getting their parents to embrace a new name," 20 Dec. 2019 While the copper beech that Roosevelt planted will no longer stand at his beloved Sagamore Hill, its legacy will not disappear from the property. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "A Copper Beech Tree Planted by Theodore Roosevelt Is Being Cut Down," 1 July 2019 He was absorbed, sweet as a plumcot [also his creation], easy on the eyes, and a copper beech continues to extend its lovely limbs across his front yard. C.d. Wright, Harper's magazine, "Life’s a Beech," 10 Jan. 2019 The wood was salvaged from a European copper beech tree that was brought to America in 1820 to honor the bicentennial of the pilgrims landing at Plymouth Rock. Chris R. Vaccaro, New York Times, "The Return of the Lady of Lake Ronkonkoma," 5 July 2018 He was absorbed, sweet as a plumcot [also his creation], easy on the eyes, and a copper beech continues to extend its lovely limbs across his front yard. C.d. Wright, Harper's magazine, "Life’s a Beech," 10 Jan. 2019 The wood was salvaged from a European copper beech tree that was brought to America in 1820 to honor the bicentennial of the pilgrims landing at Plymouth Rock. Chris R. Vaccaro, New York Times, "The Return of the Lady of Lake Ronkonkoma," 5 July 2018 Outside the house, at the entrance where the tour begins, two mammoth copper beeches, grafted together, cast their shade. Hattie Bernstein, BostonGlobe.com, "Cool down this summer in these magical gardens," 5 July 2018

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1846, in the meaning defined above

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17 Nov 2020

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“Copper beech.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/copper%20beech. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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