1. (noun) silver beech, Nothofagus menziesii - a tall tree with roundish small alternating leaves which have rounded double teeth. Also used as a general term for all beech trees.
Ko ngā ngahere tawai ngā ngahere nui ki ngā ika whenua o Te Wai Pounamu, mai i Whakatū ki Te Rua-o-te-moko (Te Ara 2015). / Beech forests dominate the mountain ranges of the South Island, from Nelson to Fiordland.