beech tree


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n beech tree any of several large deciduous trees with rounded spreading crowns and smooth grey bark and small sweet edible triangular nuts enclosed in burs; north temperate regions
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A person standing under an oak tree is 16 more times liable to be hit by lightning than if he had taken refuge beneath a beech tree. The oak tree has vertical roots which provide a more direct route to ground water.
    • Beech tree The beech.
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In literature:

And by the old beech-tree, at the cross-roads, we met Uncle John.
"Little Folks" by Various
I stood still suddenly under the first large budding beech-tree.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 62, No. 384, October 1847" by Various
They reached an old stone seat beneath a beech-tree and sat down.
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
She had learned that the beech tree is singularly arrogant and permits few other trees to grow inside its woods.
"The Girl Scouts in Beechwood Forest" by Margaret Vandercook
They passed carefully through the fringe of brush and reached the open space where the blasted beech tree stood.
"Ruth Fielding on the St. Lawrence" by Alice B. Emerson
I left the window on the latch, and I can climb up the beech tree quite well.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
We were upon a south hillside, under a large beech tree, and the ground was thawed on top and frozen beneath.
"Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel" by Frank G. Allen
Is not something visible behind the broad smooth bole of yonder beech tree?
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
There were tulip-trees, and copper-beeches, and Douglas pines, and deodoras.
"Vixen, Volume III." by M. E. Braddon
They took their seat on the old rustic built against the beech, which was the last tree on the brink of the cliff.
"The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon
It was an unusual wood, a strange wood, a wood of holly trees, with a scattered sprinkling of beech trees.
"Antony Gray,--Gardener" by Leslie Moore
You see her walking on the road before us under the row of beech-trees.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 385. November, 1847." by Various
It had long been observed that truffles grow in regions forested by certain trees, as the oak, beech, hornbeam, etc.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
By the way, that spring and that beech tree are there yet, or were in October, 1914, when I visited the Shiloh battlefield.
"The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865" by Leander Stillwell
All the beech, walnut, and butternut trees were heavily laden that year.
"The Later Cave-Men" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
The deciduous trees were now nearly bare, save here and there a beech or a deep purple ash.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
The beech-trees rose very tall, with their delicate branches singularly black amid the young leaves of the spring, tender and vivid.
"The Hero" by William Somerset Maugham
The home that apparently belonged to our bird of the lawn was beautifully placed in a beech-tree heavy with foliage.
"Little Brothers of the Air" by Olive Thorne Miller
The churchyard is a peculiarly peaceful spot, surrounded by trees, beeches, acacia, and evergreens.
"Hampstead and Marylebone" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
They were afraid of meeting the maid, so they went up to the top of the round hill, and seated themselves in the shade of the beech-trees.
"The Fairchild Family" by Mary Martha Sherwood

In poetry:

Only the beech tree cherishes
A leaf or two for ruth,
Their stems too tough for the tempest,
Like thoughts of love and of youth.
"Feuilles D'Automne" by Duncan Campbell Scott
But why I call back man and house again
Is there now a beech-tree's tip I see
As then I saw - I at the gate, and he
In the house darkness, - magpie veering about,
A magpie like a weathercock in doubt.
"House and Man" by Edward Thomas
A-risèn to her comely height,
She push'd the swingèn ceäsement round;
And I could hear, beyond my zight,
The win'-blow'd beech-tree softly sound,
On higher ground, a-swayèn slow,
On drough my happy hour below.
"The Rwose In The Dark" by William Barnes
An' there it rod 'ithin the rwope,
Astraïn'd athirt, an' straïn'd along,
Down Thornhay's evenèn-lighted slope
An' up the beech-tree drong;
Where wheels a-bound so strong, cut out
On either zide a deep-zunk rout.
"The Wheel Routs" by William Barnes
Climb clean above the roof and look from the steeple,
And never see a robin, nor a beech or ellum tree!
And right here in ear-shot of at least a thousan' people,
And none that neighbors with us or we want to go and see!
"Griggsby's Station" by James Whitcomb Riley
Whose is the speech
That moves the voices of this lonely beech?
Out of the long West did this wild wind come -
Oh strong and silent! And the tree was dumb,
Ready and dumb, until
The dumb gale struck it on the darkened hill.
"The Two Poets" by Alice Meynell

In news:

BEND AN ELBOW BY THE TRUNK – Several weeks ago, the bar around the beech tree was in place.
In the eastern United States — especially here in the southern highlands — the beech tree is such an item.
I chose to walk the last few hundred yards, on a floor mat of autumn leaves, under beech and poplar trees.
Ron Rosenbaum's new book of journalism, "Manhattan Passions," will be published this month by Beech Tree/William Morrow Published: February 15, 1987.
Beech Tree starts urinary incontinence trial.
Seventy acres of land behind Beech Tree Manor could soon be up for sale despite a lack of approval from the Jellico board of aldermen.
Hurricane Sandy toppled this beech tree only feet from where we traditionally pitch my tipi.
The disease, caused by a tiny insect and fungus, has killed almost all of the plentiful beech trees on Saffer's property.
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore officials said an advancing beech bark disease that has spread across the northeastern United States is now moving quickly across the park, leaving dead and dying beech trees in its wake.
Beech Tree is a summer camp for children ages 5 to 12.
Dick Blume/The Post Standard Copper Beech tree at the 1000 block of East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY, where the Coppper Beech Commons is being built.
Sports Grill and Event Center in renovated Beech Tree Center to host grand opening Friday.
Todd Witcher demonstrates a collection technique for sucking small bugs off the bark of a beech tree.
Beech Tree starts urinary incontinence trial.
Nothing can quite match the magnificence of the blazing maple, oak, beech and elm trees decorating Chautauqua County woodlands in the fall.