- beebe, william,
- beech fern,
- beech grove,
- beech marten,
- beech mast,
Origin of beech
Examples from the Web for beech
Somewhere over the rainbow—specifically atop Beech Mountain in western North Carolina—a yellow brick road leads straight to Oz.
The committee of reception came forth from the shade of the beech and ranged themselves underneath the arch.The Nameless Castle|Maurus Jkai
Beech, who did exceptionally good work in charge of a Lewis gun team.The Sherwood Foresters in the Great War 1914 - 1919|Captain W. C. C. Weetman
The way led through a handsome forest of oak, beech, chestnut and walnut trees.Alida|Amelia Stratton Comfield
Word Origin for beech
Old English bece "beech," from Proto-Germanic *bokjon (cf. Old Norse bok, Dutch beuk, Flemish boek, Old High German buohha, German Buche, Middle Dutch boeke "beech"), from PIE root *bhagos "beech tree" (cf. Greek phegos "oak," Latin fagus "beech," Russian buzina "elder"), perhaps with a ground sense of "edible" (and connected with the root of Greek phagein "to eat;" see -phagous). Beech mast was an ancient food source for agricultural animals across a wide stretch of Europe. Formerly with adjectival form beechen. Also see book.