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

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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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