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white spruce

noun
1.
a spruce, Picea glauca, of northern North America, having bluish-green needles and silvery-brown bark.
2.
the light, soft wood of this tree, used for pulp and in the construction of boxes, crates, etc.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70
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Examples from the web for white spruce
  • The lodge, constructed of white spruce about a decade ago, has a rustic exterior and spacious guest suites.
  • white spruce provides food and shelter for many species of wildlife.
  • The grow along with the tamarack, balsam fir, and white spruce.
  • For example, red needles on a mature white spruce are often a symptom of spruce bark beetles.
  • Currently, all of the seed needs for white spruce and significant amounts of white pine seed are provided by these orchards.
British Dictionary definitions for white spruce

white spruce

noun
1.
a N North American spruce tree, Picea glauca, having grey bark, pale brown oblong cones, and bluish-green needle-like leaves
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