the Beeb, an informal name for BBC
The beeb flubbed a pedophilia story with a case of mistaken identity.
BBC Critics Cry Witch Hunt in Newsnight Child-Abuse Report Peter Jukes November 13, 2012
colloquial shortening of B.B.C., attested from 1967.
(Charles) William, 1877–1962, U.S. naturalist, explorer, and writer. Contemporary Examples It was shocking to find out that the rape by Beebe was actually the last one of the night. I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything Liz Seccuro December 15, 2014 Beebe was arrested in January […]
any tree of the genus Fagus, of temperate regions, having a smooth gray bark and bearing small, edible, triangular nuts. Also called beechwood. the wood of such a tree. any member of the plant family Fagaceae, characterized by trees and shrubs having alternate, usually toothed or lobed leaves, male flowers in catkins and female flowers […]
a low plant, Epifagus virginiana, of the broomrape family, without green foliage, parasitic upon the roots of the beech.
- Beech fern
either of two ferns, Thelypteris hexagonoptera, of eastern North America, or T. phegopteris, common in rich, moist woodlands of northern temperate regions. Historical Examples This is, of course, a rendering of the popular name, though why the species has been called the beech fern nobody seems to know. How to Know the Ferns S. Leonard […]