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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of trees, of the natural order Cupuliferæ, differing from the oak and chestnut in having the staminate flowers in small heads, and two triangular nuts in the prickly involucre or bur.

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  • n. beeches

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  • In Tasmania, the deciduous native beech. The term is still very much in use; in the last week two friends have mentioned to me the fagus turning (changing colour in autumn).

    May 19, 2014