copper beech



a variety of the European beech, Fagus sylvatica atropunicea, having purplish or copper-red leaves.

Also called purple beech. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of 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

    Anthony Hope

  • 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

    John Galsworthy

  • The tea-table was duly installed under the wide shade of the copper-beech.

    The Confounding of Camelia

    Anne Douglas Sedgwick

British Dictionary definitions for copper beech

copper beech


a cultivated variety of European beech that has dark purple leaves
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