- 1 (also beech tree) A large tree with smooth grey bark, glossy leaves, and hard, pale fine-grained timber.
More example sentences
- Genera Fagus (of the northern temperate zone) and Notofagus (the southern beeches, of Australasia and South America), family Fagaceae: many species
- Suppose you are like me and cannot tell an elm tree from a beech tree.
- Nestled amid those trails and orange red maples, oaks, beeches and birches was the Lost River.
- Oaks, sycamores and beeches dotted well-tended lawns bordered by tarmacked paths and signposted at every junction.
- 1.1 (also beechwood) [mass noun] The hard, pale fine-grained timber of the beech: a worktop in solid beechMore example sentences
- It looks like the leg of a very large beechwood coffee table.
- There are 72 in all, with big beechwood bedheads and furniture, white-tiled bathrooms and flowers everywhere (annual bill £34,000).
- Now she walked over to that chair and stroked her fingers across the top of its beechwood frame.
Old English bēce, of Germanic origin; related to Latin fagus 'beech', Greek phagos 'edible oak'.
More definitions of beechDefinition of beech in:
- The US English dictionary