Asteroid 9021, Fagus, was discovered on February 14, 1988 by Eric W. Elst at the European Southern Observatory. It has a period of 4 years, 52 days and is slightly less than 8 1/7 miles in diameter.

It was named for the plant genus Fagus, which includes trees commonly known as beech, such as the American beech (Fagus grandifolia) and the European beech (Fagus sylvatica).

American beech

The meaning of asteroid Fagus seems to be:gay, perceived as gay (Peter Standaart); also, beech trees.

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