Picea

noun Pic·ea \ˈpisēə, ˈpīs-\

Definition of Picea

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of picea

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


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of Picea


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