southern beechsouthern beech
Any of various evergreen or deciduous trees of the genus Nothofagus of South America and Australasia, having alternate leaves and small nut-bearing fruits.
Origin of southern beechFrom the fact that native ranges of the trees are confined to the Southern Hemisphere or perhaps translation of New Latin Nothofāgus genus name ( from Greek nothos bastard, false ) (Latin fāgus beech ) taken as if from Greek notos south wind, south Latin fāgus
(plural southern beeches)
- Any of several trees or shrubs of the genus Nothofagus native to South America and Australasia.