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[mass noun] The angular brown nuts of the beech tree, pairs of which are enclosed in a prickly case.
- ‘When beechmast is exhausted, bramblings will flock with other finches on arable land, feeding on any weed seeds or grain.’
Late 16th century: from beech + mast.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.