beech mast

  1. the edible nuts of the beech, especially when lying on the ground.

Origin of beech mast

First recorded in 1570–80

Words Nearby beech mast Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use beech mast in a sentence

  • Beech-mast rather increased than appeased his hunger; and nothing came in view that could be shot.

    Cedar Creek | Elizabeth Hely Walshe
  • Beech-nuts—or beech-mast, as it is called—are eaten by many animals.

    Miscellanea | Juliana Horatia Ewing
  • At the end of autumn, and in winter, most of them withdraw into the woods where they feed on beech-mast, nuts and acorns.

    Buffon's Natural History. Volume VI (of 10) | Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
  • They were so pretty—but they crept like swift, erratic mice, running here and there among the beech-mast.

    The Prussian Officer | D. H. Lawrence
  • beech mast is so called also, because beech trees abounded in the forest of Dodona.