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spruce pine

noun
1.
a tall coniferous tree, Pinus glabra, of the southeastern U.S., having smooth, gray bark and needles in bundles of two.
2.
any of several other pines, as P. elliottii or P. virginiana.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85, Americanism
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  • spruce pine bark produced less heat than mixed bark from the other southern pine species.
British Dictionary definitions for spruce pine

spruce pine

noun
1.
a large pine tree, Pinus glabra, of the southeastern US
2.
any of several similar plants, such as certain pines, hemlocks, and spruces
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