Definition of Beech tree
1. Noun. Any of several large deciduous trees with rounded spreading crowns and smooth grey bark and small sweet edible triangular nuts enclosed in burs; north temperate regions.
Terms within: Beechnut
Group relationships: Fagus, Genus Fagus
Terms within: Beech, Beechwood
Specialized synonyms: Common Beech, European Beech, Fagus Sylvatica, Copper Beech, Fagus Purpurea, Fagus Sylvatica Atropunicea, Fagus Sylvatica Purpurea, Purple Beech, American Beech, Fagus Americana, Fagus Grandifolia, Red Beech, White Beech, Fagus Pendula, Fagus Sylvatica Pendula, Weeping Beech, Japanese Beech
Generic synonyms: Tree
Medical Definition of Beech tree
1. The beech. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Beech Tree
Literary usage of Beech tree
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Cyclopedia of American Literature: Embracing Personal and Critical Notices by Evert Augustus Duyckinck, George Long Duyckinck (1856)
"... So that when the dim sunshine was sinking to rest The last ray should fall on her name. The singing-thrush mo.ins on that beech-tree at ..."
2. Arboretum et fruticetum Britannicum; or, The trees and shrubs of Britain by John Claudius Loudon (1838)
"of 60 trees with trunks between 10 ft. and 10 ft. in circumference, carrying the above girts for more than 40ft At Tiny Park there are 3 beech tree«, ..."
3. The Poems of Sir Walter Raleigh: Collected and Authenticated, with Those of by Walter Raleigh, Henry Wotton (1892)
"... THE BARK OF A TALL beech tree.1 (By Thomas Lodge. Born 1555? died 1625.) IRST shall the heavens want starry light; The seas be robbed of their waves; ..."
4. History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century by Jean Henri Merle d'Aubigné (1879)
"... Gravity and Sorrow—Zurich Army ascending the Albis— Halt and Council at the beech tree—They quicken their ..."
5. Pharmaceutical Journal by Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1844)
"The first, the ashes of the bark of the beech-tree, contains an unusually large quantity of the oxide of manganese ; and the second, the ashes of the leaves ..."
6. The Atlantic Club-book: Being Sketches in Prose and Verse (1834)
"The singing-thrush moans on that beech-tree at morn. The winds through the laurel-bush sigh, And afar comes the sound of the waterman's horn, And the hum of ..."