Definition of beechmast in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbiːtʃmɑːst/


[mass noun]
The angular brown nuts of the beech tree, pairs of which are enclosed in a prickly case.
Example sentences
  • When beechmast is exhausted, bramblings will flock with other finches on arable land, feeding on any weed seeds or grain.


Late 16th century: from beech + mast2.

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