Alberta spruce

noun

Definition of Alberta spruce

: a white spruce (Picea glauca albertiana) of the northwestern United States and Canada; especially : a slow-growing, dwarf, cone-shaped cultivar (Picea glauca albertiana conica) grown as an ornamental
  • Many homeowners use Alberta spruce as year-round color near their front door.
  • —Marilee SpanjianThe Tennessean23 Feb. 2003
  • Dwarf Alberta spruce grows in the perfect, conical, Christmas-tree form; it is densely covered with foliage, so decorations don't hang as much as protrude from its surface.
  • —Marty WingateSeattle Post-Intelligencer6 Dec. 2001

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First Known Use of alberta spruce

1907


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