beech, beech tree(noun)
any of several large deciduous trees with rounded spreading crowns and smooth grey bark and small sweet edible triangular nuts enclosed in burs; north temperate regions
wood of any of various beech trees; used for flooring and containers and plywood and tool handles
A tree of the genus Fagus having a smooth, light grey trunk, oval, pointed leaves and many branches.
The wood of the beech tree.
Origin: From beche, from bece, from bōkijōn (compare Dutch beuk, German Buche, Danish bøg), from bōks 'beech; book'. More at book.
a tree of the genus Fagus
Beech is a genus of eleven accepted species of deciduous trees in the family Fagaceae, native to temperate Europe, Asia and North America. F. sylvatica is the most commonly cultivated, although there are few important differences between species aside from detail elements such as leaf shape. Beeches are large trees that may exceed 35 meters in height and 1.5 metres in diameter at breast height. The southern beeches previously thought closely related to beeches, are now treated as members of a separate family, Nothofagaceae. They are found in Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, New Caledonia, Argentina and Chile. The leaves of beech trees are entire or sparsely toothed, from 5–15 cm long and 4–10 cm broad. Beeches are monoecious, bearing both male and female flowers on the same plant. The small flowers are unisexual, the female flowers borne in pairs, the male flowers wind-pollinating catkins. They are produced in spring shortly after the new leaves appear. The bark is smooth and light grey. The fruit is a small, sharply three–angled nut 10–15 mm long, borne singly or in pairs in soft-spined husks 1.5–2.5 cm long, known as cupules. The nuts are edible, though bitter with a high tannin content, and are called beechnuts or beechmast.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bēch, n. a common forest tree with smooth silvery-looking bark and small edible nuts.—adj. Beech′en.—ns. Beech′-mast, the mast or nuts of the beech-tree, which yield a valuable oil; Beech′-oil, oil expressed from the nuts of the beech-tree. [A.S. bóece, béce; Ger. buche, L. fagus, Gr. phēgos—from root of phag-ein, to eat.]
A type of cultivar, plant, seed and tree created and cultivated in various species.
Beech trees are cultivated in various countries around the world.
The numerical value of beech in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of beech in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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