Engelmann spruce

Engelmann spruce

[eng-guhl-muhn]
noun
1.
a narrow, conical spruce, Picea engelmannii, of western North America, having short, dense branches and yielding a soft, pale-yellow wood.
2.
the soft, light wood of this tree, used in the construction of buildings and in the manufacture of paper, boxes, etc.

Origin:
1865–70; named after G. Engelmann (1809–84), German-American botanist

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engelmann spruce

noun
tall spruce of Rocky Mountains and British Columbia with blue-green needles and acutely conic crown; wood used for rough lumber and boxes 
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