beech

A pale, smooth and straight grained wood, one of the most inexpensive hardwoods available. Beech was often stained and used as a substitute for walnut in coun try furniture, expecially chairs, of the 17th and 18th centuries. It is also seen gilded or painted. Although subject to woodworm, beech has the advantage of taking close nailing without spli …...

Beech

Short for Beechcraft, an aircraft manufacturer. Usually used in reference to a Beech D-18, a.k.a. Twin Beech. At one time these were common skydiving planes, but they are becoming obsolete
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beech

[n] - wood of any of various beech trees 2. [n] - any of several large deciduous trees with rounded spreading crowns and smooth gray bark and small sweet edible triangular nuts enclosed in burs
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Beech

A very hard wood with a compact grain and smooth surface, it is almost unaffected when exposed to water. Therefore, it is used for keels of ships and flood gates. On account of its hardness it was used for wheels and railway sleepers.
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Beech

Aircraft manufacturer [US]
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Beech

Beech noun ; plural Beeches [ Middle English beche , Anglo-Saxon b...ce ; akin to Dutch beuk , Old High German buocha , German buche , Icelandic beyki , Danish bög , Swedish bok , Russian buk , Latin fagus , Gre...
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beech

Origin: OE. Beche, AS. Bce; akin to D. Beuk, OHG. Buocha, G. Buche, Icel. Beyki, Dan. Bog, Sw. Bok, Russ. Buk, L. Fagus, Gr. Oak, to eat, Skr. Bhaksh; the tree being named originally from the esculent fruit. See Book, and cf. 7th Buck, Buckwheat. ... <botany> A tree of the genus Fagus. ... It grows to a large size, having a smooth bark and th...
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beech

beech tree 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
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beech

noun wood of any of various beech trees; used for flooring and containers and plywood and tool handles
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Beech

• (n.) A tree of the genus Fagus.
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beech

any of several different types of trees, especially about 10 species of deciduous ornamental and timber trees constituting the genus Fagus in the ... [5 related articles]
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Beech

Fagus grandifolia or Fagus americana
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beech

beech, common name for the Fagaceae, a family of trees and shrubs mainly of temperate and subtropical regions in the Northern Hemisphere. The principal genera—Castanea (chestnut and chinquapin), Fagus (beech), and Quercus (oak, including the cork oak)—form a dominant part of temperate wo...
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Beech

The beech is a deciduous, shallow-rooted forest tree of the genus Fagus, family Fagaceae, natural order Cupuliferae, native to the northern hemisphere and well known in various parts of the world including New Zealand. The Fagus sylratica, a common European forest-tree, sometimes reaches a height of 35 meters, with a diameter of one or more, is kno...
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beech

One of several European hardwood trees or related trees growing in Australasia and South America. The common beech (Fagus sylvaticus), found in European forests, has a smooth grey trunk and edible nuts, or `mast`, which are used as animal feed or processed for oil. The ti...
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Beech

(Europe/USA) A cream-white veneer with a delicately flecked figure. Width 8-10 inches.
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beech

A pale, smooth and straight grained wood, one of the most inexpensive hardwoods available. Beech was often stained and used as a substitute for walnut in country furniture, expecially chairs, of the 17th and 18th centuries. It is also seen gilded or painted. Although subject to woodworm, beech has the advantage of taking close nailing without spli....
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Beech

Fagus engleriana – Chinese Beech Fagus grandifolia – American Beech Fagus hayatae – Taiwan Beech Fagus japonica – Japanese Blue Beech Fagus longipetiolata – South Chinese Beech Fagus lucida – Shining Beech Fagus mexicana – Mexican Beech or Haya Fagus orientalis – Oriental Beech Fagus sylvatica – European Beech Beech (Fagus) is a ...
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beech

good fire and charcoal wood, and for furniture; not durable out of doors (E 1958, 94)
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beech

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beech

good fire and charcoal wood, and for furniture; not durable out of doors (E 1958, 94)
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