Alcock spruce


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

Word History


after Sir Rutherford Alcock †1897 English diplomat

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Alcock spruce was in 1862

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“Alcock spruce.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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