spruce-pine

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:
1675–85, Americanism

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spruce pine
 
n
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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