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



    BrE BrE//biːtʃ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//biːtʃ//
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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 OriginOld English bēce, of Germanic origin; related to Latin fagus ‘beech’, Greek phagos ‘edible oak’.
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