Engelmann spruce


En·​gel·​mann spruce ˌeŋ-gəl-mən- How to pronounce Engelmann spruce (audio)
: a large spruce (Picea engelmannii) of the Rocky mountain region and British Columbia that yields a light-colored wood

Examples of Engelmann spruce in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In some regions, the dominant tree species are ill-suited, like the spindly lodgepole pines, Engelmann spruce, and subalpine firs found throughout the Mountain West. Andrew Skurka, Outside Online, 12 Feb. 2019

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Word History


George Engelmann †1884 American botanist

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Engelmann spruce was in 1866

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“Engelmann spruce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Engelmann%20spruce. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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