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white spruce

noun

Definition of white spruce

  1. 1 :  any of several spruces; especially :  a widely distributed spruce (Picea glauca) of coniferous forests of Canada and the northern United States that has short stiff blue-green needles and slender cones — see cone illustration

  2. 2 :  the wood of a white spruce; especially :  the light pale tough straight-grained wood of the common white spruce (Picea glauca) used especially for construction and as a source of paper pulp



1770

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1770


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