native beech


Definition of native beech

1 : either of two Australian trees:
a : flindosa
b : a shrubby tree (Callicoma serratifolia) of the family Cunoniaceae having wood that contains saponin and being often cultivated for its heads of petalless bright yellow flowers with showy elongated stamens and anthers
2 or native birch, New Zealand : new zealand beech

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“Native beech.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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