Beech meaning

bēch
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The wood of the trees of this genus.
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Designating a family (Fagaceae, order Fagales) of dicotyledonous trees, including the oaks and chestnuts.
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Any of a genus (Fagus) of trees of the beech family, with smooth, gray bark, hard wood, dark-green leaves, and edible three-cornered nuts.
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A tree of the genus Fagus having a smooth, light grey trunk, oval, pointed leaves and many branches.
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The wood of the beech tree.
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Origin of beech

  • Middle English beche from Old English bēce bhāgo- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English beche, from Old English bēċe, from Proto-Germanic *bōkijǭ (compare Dutch beuk, German Buche, Danish bøg), from Proto-Germanic *bōks (“beech; book”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeh₂ǵos (“beech tree”), same source as Latin fāgus (“beech”), Russian бузина (buziná, “elder”), Ancient Greek φηγός (phēgos, “oak”). More at book.

    From Wiktionary