beech

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European beech (Fagus sylvatica) forest in spring. Hessen, Germany.
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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English beche, from Old English bēċe, from Proto-Germanic *bōkijǭ, from Proto-Germanic *bōks(beech; book), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeh₂ǵos(beech tree).

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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.

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