Beech

European beech, common beech, botanic name Fagus sylvatica, blossom of tree, close-up

Fagus sylvatica

Synonyms:
European Beech
Beech (Wiktionary)

English

Wikispecies

Etymology

From Middle English beche, from Old English bēċe, from Proto-West Germanic *bōkijā (beech). Doublet of buky.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: bēch, IPA(key): /biːt͡ʃ/
  • Rhymes: -iːtʃ
  • Homophone: beach

Noun

beech (plural beeches)

  1. A tree of the genus Fagus having a smooth, light grey trunk, oval, pointed leaves and many branches.
  2. The wood of the beech tree.

Synonyms

  • beech tree
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