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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. large European beech with minutely-toothed leaves; widely planted as an ornamental in North America;
[syn: common beech, European beech, Fagus sylvatica]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

weeping beech \weeping beech\ n. a variety of European beech (Fagus pendula, Fagus sylvatica pendula) with pendulous limbs. [WordNet 1.5]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Beech \Beech\, n.; pl. Beeches. [OE. beche, AS. b?ce; akin to D. beuk, OHG. buocha, G. buche, Icel. beyki, Dan. b["o]g, 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.] (Bot.) A tree of the genus Fagus. [1913 Webster] Note: It grows to a large size, having a smooth bark and thick foliage, and bears an edible triangular nut, of which swine are fond. The Fagus sylvatica is the European species, and the Fagus ferruginea that of America. [1913 Webster] Beech drops (Bot.), a parasitic plant which grows on the roots of beeches (Epiphegus Americana). Beech marten (Zool.), the stone marten of Europe (Mustela foina). Beech mast, the nuts of the beech, esp. as they lie under the trees, in autumn. Beech oil, oil expressed from the mast or nuts of the beech tree. Cooper beech, a variety of the European beech with copper-colored, shining leaves. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Fagus sylvatica n 1: large European beech with minutely-toothed leaves; widely planted as an ornamental in North America [syn: common beech, European beech, Fagus sylvatica]