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copper beech

a variety of the European beech, Fagus sylvatica atropunicea, having purplish or copper-red leaves.
Also called purple beech. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Her hair still shone like copper-beech leaves; her face had still the same colour and the same sweet, powdery smell.

    The Tree of Heaven May Sinclair
  • Then, leaning on his arm, she ventured as far as the seat under the copper-beech.

    Out of the Air Inez Haynes Irwin
  • There was a smothered laugh; and when the light flared up again, the aigrette in her copper-beech hair was all askew.

    The Voice in the Fog Harold MacGrath
  • "Candid family, the Territons," remarked Eugene to the copper-beech.

    Father Stafford Anthony Hope
  • A faint breeze stirred the young leaves of the copper-beech, which is a silent tree by nature, and did not so much as whisper now.

    The Isle of Unrest Henry Seton Merriman
  • A little bat kept flying past; and behind the copper-beech the moon was shining on the lake.

    The Freelands John Galsworthy
  • The tea-table was duly installed under the wide shade of the copper-beech.

    The Confounding of Camelia Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • Camelia was still under the copper-beech, and still talking to Mr. Rodrigg.

    The Confounding of Camelia Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • The copper-beech is a variety with copper-coloured leaves, due to the presence of a red colouring-matter in the sap.

  • Most of all did it matter that the girl with the smoke-blue eyes and copper-beech hair had been swept away from him forever.

    Where the Path Breaks Charles de Crspigny
British Dictionary definitions for copper-beech

copper beech

a cultivated variety of European beech that has dark purple leaves
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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