Sitka spruce

Sitka spruce

noun
1.
a spruce, Picea sitchensis, of western North America, having long, silvery-white needles, grown as an ornamental.
2.
the soft, pale-brown wood of this tree, used for making furniture and in the construction of houses.

Origin:
1890–95, Americanism

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sitka spruce (ˈsɪtkə)
 
n
a tall North American spruce tree, Picea sitchensis, having yellowish-green needle-like leaves: yields valuable timber
 
[C19: from Sitka]

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