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Definition of Beech mast

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 Book, and cf. 7th Buck, Buckwheat.] (Bot.) A tree of the genus Fagus. Note: It grows to a large size, having a smooth bark and thick foliage, and bears an edible triangular nut, of which swine are fond. The Fagus sylvatica is the European species, and the F. ferruginea that of America. Beech drops (Bot.), a parasitic plant which grows on the roots of beeches (Epiphegus Americana). Beech marten (Zo["o]l.), the stone marten of Europe (Mustela foina). Beech mast, the nuts of the beech, esp. as they lie under the trees, in autumn. Beech oil, oil expressed from the mast or nuts of the beech tree. Cooper beech, a variety of the European beech with copper-colored, shining leaves.

Meaning of Beech mast from wikipedia

- Beech mast may refer to: The nuts of the beech tree (****us) A season of high seed production by the southern beech (Notho****us) This disambiguation page...
- spring shortly after the new leaves appear. The fruit of the beech tree, known as beechnuts or mast, is found in small burrs that drop from the tree in autumn...
- produces a heavier crop of seeds and is known as the beech mast. In New Zealand, the beech mast causes an increase in the po****tion of introduced mammals...
- virtually all known types of plant and animal sources, such as acorns and beech mast, weed seeds, grain, fruits and other berries, peanuts, bread, meat, small...
- flock. Such large gatherings occur especially if beech mast is abundant. Bramblings do not require beech mast in the winter, but winter flocks of bramblings...
- ****er than those with more limited resources. Beech mast crops vary widely from year to year. Where beech mast is an important part of the diet, adult survival...
- dabbling or walking on land. They mainly eat plants and seeds, especially beech mast. The species will also add snails, insects and small fish to its diet...
- difference between a mast seeding year and a non-mast seeding year can be thousands of acorns, hickory nuts, beech nuts, etc. Mast seeding predominantly...
- addition to birds, stoats eat insects, mice and rats. During "beech masts", when southern beech trees (Notho****us species) produce a far greater amount of...
- seeds. They often forage on the ground, particularly in years with high beech mast production. Great ****, along with other ****, will join winter mixed-species...