beech

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beech

a forest tree of the genus Fagus with glossy oval leaves, thin, smooth, greyish bark and fine-grained wood.

beech

see fagus.
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Whether its spiky chestnuts, winged fruits on sycamores and maples, beechmast, or acorns on oaks, the seeds of tomorrow's forests are poised, ready to take their chances in the lottery that will determine which of them develops to produce fruit of their own.
Artists such as Theodor von Hormann, Prince Eugene, the Pole Antonin Slavicek and later Klimt himself, painted sombre, secretive pinewoods, beechwoods with trees standing in rich red beechmast around quiet pools, and birch forests, whose white and silver light was cleverly evoked.
The same authority states that "very few acorns of any species will germinate after having been kept a year," that beechmast "only retains its vital properties one year," and the black-walnut "seldom more than six months after it has ripened.