copper beech

[ kop-er beech ]

  1. a cultivar of the European beech, Fagus sylvatica purpurea, having purplish or copper-red leaves.

Origin of copper beech

First recorded in 1845–50

Words Nearby copper beech Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use copper beech in a sentence

  • 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
  • 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
  • There was a smothered laugh; and when the light flared up again, the aigrette in her copper-beech hair was all askew.

    The Voice in the Fog | Harold MacGrath
  • Leslie was sprawled on a camp-chair, under a copper beech on the lawn, his cigar glowing.

    The White Peacock | D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence

British Dictionary definitions for copper beech

copper beech

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

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