- A tree of the genus Fagus having a smooth, light grey trunk, oval, pointed leaves and many branches.
Etymology: Old English bece, bÄÄe, from Germanic , a derivative of bÅkÅ, from Indo-European bhagos. Cognate with Dutch beuk, German Buche, Swedish bok; and with Greek "oak", Latin fagus "beech", Russian Ñ "elder (tree)". Compare buckwheat, book.
- Dutch: beuk
- Dutch, beuk
- French: híªtre
- German: Buche
- Italian: faggio
- Spanish: haya
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