Picea

noun
Pic·​ea | \ ˈpisēə, ˈpīs- \

Definition of Picea

: a genus of temperate and arctic evergreen trees (family Pinaceae) having acicular leaves that are keeled on both surfaces and borne individually on persistent peg-shaped bases and cones that become pendulous and have reflexed scales — see spruce

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History and Etymology for Picea

New Latin, from Latin, pitch pine, from pic-, pix pitch

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“Picea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Picea. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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