Beech /bi:t∫/ (n) a tall forest tree with smooth grey bark , shiny leaves and small nuts Example: The great beeches towered up towards the sky.
Birch /bə:t∫/ (n) a tree with smooth bark and thin branches that grows in northern countries Example: Birch species are generally small to medium-sized trees or shrubs
Bloom /blum/ (verb) a flower (usually one on a plant that people admire for its flowers) Example: The plant produced a single white bloom.
Bluebell /’blu:bel/ (n) a wild plant with small blue flowers that have the shape of bells Example:
Bracken /’brækən/ (n) a wild plant with large leaves that grows thickly on hills and in woods and turns brown in the autumn Example: Bracken (Pteridium) is a genus of large, coarse ferns in the family Dennstaedtiaceae.
Bud /bʌd/ (n) a small closed part that grows on a plant and from which a flower, leaf or stem develops; a flower or leaf that is not fully open Example: The first buds appearing in spring
bush /bʊʃ/ (n) a plant that grows thickly with several hard stems coming up from the root Example: She was hiding in the bushes at the side of the lane.
Buttercup /’bʌtəkʌp/ (n) a wild plant with small shiny yellow flowers that are like cups in shape Example: The petals of buttercups are often highly lustrous
Cactus /kæktəs/ (n) a plant that grows in hot dry regions, especially one with thick stems covered in spines but without leaves. There are many different types of cactus . Example: Cactus stems are often ribbed or fluted
Carnation /kɑ:’nei∫n/ (n) a white, pink, red or yellow flower, often worn as a decoration on formal occasions Example: Carnations were mentioned in Greek literature 2,000 years ago.
Cedar /’si:də/ (n) a tall evergreen tree with wide spreading branches Example: Cedrus, common English name cedar, is a genus of coniferous trees in the plant family Pinaceae
Cherry tree /ˈʧɛri triː/ (n) a tree on which cherries grow, or a similar tree, grown for its flowers Example: A cherry tree will take three to four years once it is planted in the orchard to produce its first crop of fruit, and seven years to attain full maturity.
Chestnut tree /ˈʧɛsnʌt triː/ (n) a large tree with spreading branches that produces smooth brown nuts inside cases that are covered with spikes Example: There are several types of chestnut tree.
Chrysanthemum /Kri’sænθəməm/ (n) a large, brightly coloured garden flower that is like a ball in shape and is made up of many long narrow petals Example: In Japan, a form of bonsai chrysanthemum was developed over the centuries.
Coconut tree /ˈkəʊkənʌt triː/ (n) the large nut of a tropical tree called a coconut palm. It grows inside a hard shell and contains a soft white substance that can be eaten and juice that can be drunk. Example: She broke open the coconut and drank its sweet milk.