beech mast


beech mast
noun
: beechnuts especially as they lie under trees

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the edible nuts of the beech, esp. when lying on the ground.
[1570-80]

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beech mast noun
The mast or nuts of the beech tree, which yield a valuable oil, beechˈ-oil
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Main Entry:beech

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Beech mast — Beech Beech, n.; pl. {Beeches}. [OE. beche, AS. b?ce; akin to D. beuk, OHG. buocha, G. buche, Icel. beyki, Dan. b[ o]g, Sw. bok, Russ. buk, L. fagus, Gr. ? oak, ? to eat, Skr. bhaksh; the tree being named originally from the esculent fruit. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beech|mast — «BEECH MAST, MAHST», noun. beechnuts, especially when they are lying on the ground …   Useful english dictionary

  • beech mast — /ˈbitʃ mast/ (say beech mahst) noun the edible nuts of the beech, especially when lying on the ground …   Australian English dictionary

  • beech mast — the edible nuts of the beech, esp. when lying on the ground. [1570 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • beech mast — noun the fruit of the beech tree; beechnuts …   Wiktionary

  • Beech — Beech, n.; pl. {Beeches}. [OE. beche, AS. b?ce; akin to D. beuk, OHG. buocha, G. buche, Icel. beyki, Dan. b[ o]g, Sw. bok, Russ. buk, L. fagus, Gr. ? oak, ? to eat, Skr. bhaksh; the tree being named originally from the esculent fruit. See {Book} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beech drops — Beech Beech, n.; pl. {Beeches}. [OE. beche, AS. b?ce; akin to D. beuk, OHG. buocha, G. buche, Icel. beyki, Dan. b[ o]g, Sw. bok, Russ. buk, L. fagus, Gr. ? oak, ? to eat, Skr. bhaksh; the tree being named originally from the esculent fruit. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beech marten — Beech Beech, n.; pl. {Beeches}. [OE. beche, AS. b?ce; akin to D. beuk, OHG. buocha, G. buche, Icel. beyki, Dan. b[ o]g, Sw. bok, Russ. buk, L. fagus, Gr. ? oak, ? to eat, Skr. bhaksh; the tree being named originally from the esculent fruit. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beech oil — Beech Beech, n.; pl. {Beeches}. [OE. beche, AS. b?ce; akin to D. beuk, OHG. buocha, G. buche, Icel. beyki, Dan. b[ o]g, Sw. bok, Russ. buk, L. fagus, Gr. ? oak, ? to eat, Skr. bhaksh; the tree being named originally from the esculent fruit. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beech — (n.) O.E. bece beech, from P.Gmc. *bokjon (Cf. O.N. bok, Du. beuk, Flem. boek, O.H.G. buohha, Ger. Buche, M.Du. boeke beech ), from PIE root *bhagos beech tree (Cf. Gk. phegos oak, L …   Etymology dictionary


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