- a variety of the European beech, Fagus sylvatica atropunicea, having purplish or copper-red leaves.
Also called purple beech.
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Examples from the Web for copper beech
Then, leaning on his arm, she ventured as far as the seat under the copper-beech.Out of the Air
Inez Haynes Irwin
"Candid family, the Territons," remarked Eugene to the copper-beech.Father Stafford
A faint breeze stirred the young leaves of the copper-beech, which is a silent tree by nature, and did not so much as whisper now.The Isle of Unrest
Henry Seton Merriman
A little bat kept flying past; and behind the copper-beech the moon was shining on the lake.The Freelands
The tea-table was duly installed under the wide shade of the copper-beech.The Confounding of Camelia
Anne Douglas Sedgwick
- a cultivated variety of European beech that has dark purple leaves
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