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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. any tree of the genus Fagus, of temperate regions, having a smooth gray bark and bearing small, edible, triangular nuts.

    Category: Plants

  2. the wood of such a tree.

    Category: Plants

Origin of beech:

bef. 900; ME beche, OE bēce; akin to OS boke, OHG buohha, ON bōk, L fāgus beech, Doric Gk phāgós, Albanian bung oak


Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

  2. beech, beechwood(noun)

    wood of any of various beech trees; used for flooring and containers and plywood and tool handles

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. beech(noun)ʃ

    a tall tree with nuts and gray bark

    a yard planted with beeches

  2. beechʃ

    a hard wood of the beech tree

    a desk made out of beech


  1. beech(Noun)

    A tree of the genus Fagus having a smooth, light grey trunk, oval, pointed leaves and many branches.

  2. beech(Noun)

    The wood of the beech tree.

  3. Origin: From beche, from bece, from bōkijōn (compare Dutch beuk, German Buche, Danish bøg), from bōks 'beech; book'. More at book.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beech(noun)

    a tree of the genus Fagus


  1. Beech

    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.

Translations for beech

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(also beech tree ) a kind of forest tree with smooth silvery bark and small nuts

That tree is a beech; (also adjective) a beech forest.

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