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Beech, common name for a family (Fagaceae) of deciduous forest trees indigenous to the Northern Hemisphere. Featuring thin, smooth gray bark, oval leaves, and edible nuts, beech trees may grow up to 100 ft (305 m) high. The European beech is ornamental; the American beech is used for furniture and flooring.

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