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spruce pine

a tall coniferous tree, Pinus glabra, of the southeastern U.S., having smooth, gray bark and needles in bundles of two.
any of several other pines, as P. elliottii or P. virginiana.
Origin of spruce pine
1675-85, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Close beside our camping-place a large clump of spruce-pine stood in dull contrast to the snowy surface.

    The Great Lone Land W. F. Butler
  • Beneath Eagle Crown the four-room cabin reposed in a shelter of spruce-pine, hemlock and cedar.

    The Red Debt Everett MacDonald
British Dictionary definitions for spruce-pine

spruce pine

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