Sitka spruce

noun
Sit·​ka spruce | \ ˈsit-kə- How to pronounce Sitka spruce (audio) \

Definition of Sitka spruce

: a tall spruce (Picea sitchensis) of the northern Pacific coast of North America that has thin reddish-brown bark, flat needles, and cones with slightly toothed scales — see cone illustration

First Known Use of Sitka spruce

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Sitka spruce

Sitka, Alaska

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Cite this Entry

“Sitka spruce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sitka%20spruce. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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