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copper beech

noun
1.
a variety of the European beech, Fagus sylvatica atropunicea, having purplish or copper-red leaves.
Also called purple beech.
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  • (Mrs. Pratt had made a half-turn towards the hammock and the copper beech).

    Gray youth Oliver Onions
  • The copper beech is seldom used for this purpose, but this is a mistake.

  • It told me what you were, and when I saw you under the copper beech I knew you very well.

    The Girl From Keller's Harold Bindloss
  • "There is but one tree though—one copper beech you know," said her husband.

    The Mandarin's Fan Fergus Hume
  • The copper beech, the high privet hedge and the willows beyond it, shut out both light and air.

    Gray youth Oliver Onions
  • She made a charming picture as she walked slowly the length of the privet hedge and then turned towards the copper beech again.

    Gray youth Oliver Onions
  • Hot sunshine flooded the Ghyllside lawn, but there was a belt of shadow beneath a copper beech, where a family group had gathered.

    For the Allinson Honor Harold Bindloss
  • Why, you have caught the very glint of sunshine on the walls and roofs, and it is shimmering in the leaves of that copper beech.

  • It would be useless planting the copper beech on a wet or heavy soil—a light soil suits it best.

  • There was a copper beech, where the birds sang, and from which they raided the fruit with the skill of Highland caterans.

British Dictionary definitions for copper beech

copper beech

noun
1.
a cultivated variety of European beech that has dark purple leaves
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