Alcock spruce


Definition of Alcock spruce

: a Japanese pyramidal evergreen tree (Picea bicolor) that has stiff branches and slightly flattened leaves and is cultivated for ornament

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First Known Use of Alcock spruce

1862, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Alcock spruce

after Sir Rutherford Alcock †1897 English diplomat

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“Alcock spruce.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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