Definition of beech noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    beech

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//biːtʃ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//biːtʃ//
     
    Plants
     
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  1. 1 [uncountable, countable] (also beech tree [countable]) a tall forest tree with smooth grey bark, shiny leaves and small nuts forests planted with beech beech hedges The great beeches towered up towards the sky. see also copper beech See related entries: Plants
  2. 2 (also beechwood
    BrE BrE//ˈbiːtʃwʊd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbiːtʃwʊd//
     
    )
    [uncountable] the wood of the beech tree
  3. Word Origin Old English bēce, of Germanic origin; related to Latin fagus ‘beech’, Greek phagos ‘edible oak’.
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