black spruce

noun

Definition of black spruce 

: a widely distributed spruce (Picea mariana) of northern North America that grows chiefly in moist soils and bogs

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Over the next several days, their progress is marked by the phantasmic puffs of white powder that rise from the valley’s black spruce, dust kicked up as the RAB jackhammers into the ground and busts up everything in its path. Genesee Keevil, Popular Mechanics, "The Rush: What the World's Greatest Gold Prospector Knows," 17 May 2018 Types of trees sold The tree farm offers five different types of Wisconsin Christmas trees, including Fraser fir, Balsam fir, White pine, Scotch pine and spruce, including Colorado, white and black spruce. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Noffke Tree Farm celebrates 65 years in the Christmas tree business," 14 Dec. 2017 Eucalyptus is Lohman’s shower go-to, but laurel leaf, black spruce, and pine can also contain your cough. Allison Young, Good Housekeeping, "4 Genius Ways Essential Oils Can Ease Congestion And Cough Better Than Over-The-Counter Meds," 20 Oct. 2017 So too, at varying frequencies, do lodgepole pines in Montana and Idaho, black spruce in Minnesota, and pitch pines in New Jersey. Kyle Dickman, Outside Online, "What If Our Forests Don't Come Back?," 9 May 2018 Instead, thinning and pruning hazard fuels such as dead brush and black spruce according to firewise guidelines can be quite effective in reducing risk for several years. Author: Alison York, Alaska Dispatch News, "University sharpens science of firefighting in Alaska," 16 Aug. 2017

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1741, in the meaning defined above

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