Norway spruce


: a widely cultivated spruce (Picea abies) of northern Europe that has a pyramidal shape, spreading branches and pendulous branchlets, dark foliage, and long pendulous cones

Examples of Norway spruce in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Standing tall at 80 feet, this Norway spruce is bedecked with 50,000 LED lights and topped with a Swarovski star nearly ten feet tall—a work of art designed by architect Daniel Libeskind, boasting three million crystals across 70 triangular spikes. Boutayna Chokrane, Vogue, 18 Dec. 2023 Front Lawn Of course, one of the notable filming locations is the Front Lawn at Biltmore House, where a 55-foot-tall Norway spruce is wrapped with 55,000 lights. Kelsie Gibson, Peoplemag, 7 Dec. 2023 And as Speaker, Johnson got to light the Capitol Christmas tree – a 63-foot tall Norway spruce from the Allegheny Mountains in West Virginia. Chad Pergram, Fox News, 30 Nov. 2023 The lighting ceremony for the Norway spruce will take place tomorrow. Tom Winter, NBC News, 30 Nov. 2023 In fact, the wood from a Norway spruce is a great material for flooring, furniture, and cabinetry. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 29 Nov. 2023 The current tree, a Norway spruce, came from West Virginia. Adam Carlson, ABC News, 28 Nov. 2023 If this Norway spruce looks extremely realistic, that's because the artisans at Terrain modeled it after a real, live tree. Jessica Cherner, House Beautiful, 8 Sep. 2023 As a result, their response to heat stress is easier to study than that of other fir trees like the Norway spruce, which typically grows in colder regions across northern, central, and eastern Europe. Hahna Yoon, National Geographic, 24 Dec. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1766, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Norway spruce was in 1766

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“Norway spruce.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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