blue spruce


Definition of blue spruce

: a spruce (Picea pungens) native to the Rocky Mountains that has sharp usually bluish-gray needles and is often planted as an ornamental

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Recent Examples on the Web Several species of evergreen trees are commonly harvested for Christmas trees, including Fraser fir, balsam fir, blue spruce, Scotch pine, and Norway spruce. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "Don't Toss That X-Mas Tree: Let's Make Something Instead," 26 Dec. 2020 The Millennium Park blue spruce is a gift from Morgan Park resident Catherine Townsend, who planted the tree in 1985. Stephanie Reynolds,, "2020 guide for the December holidays in Chicago: Here’s how to plan for travel, staying home, food, entertainment and gifts," 10 Dec. 2020 Here's just a taste of what to expect: Juicy Tree (10.1% ABV), made with blue spruce tips, juniper berries and cranberries. Brian Manzullo, Detroit Free Press, "Top 5 Michigan craft beer holiday packs to get you through the rest of 2020," 2 Dec. 2020 View the city’s 35-foot-tall blue spruce Christmas tree, take photos with Santa on Nov. 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., shop items from local artisans on Nov. 29 and ride the holiday carousel for $3. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, "Holiday festivals and lightings throughout North Texas," 19 Nov. 2020 This year’s tree is a 45-foot blue spruce donated by the Townsend family of the Morgan Park neighborhood. Doug George,, "Chicago’s Christmas tree lighting goes virtual to kick off 2020 holiday events," 6 Nov. 2020 The low branches on my beautiful blue spruce look to be dying. oregonlive, "Blue spruce’s branches are dying; now what? Ask an expert," 11 Oct. 2020 Decades earlier Boy Scouts on a service project had planted this land thick with white pine, green spruce, blue spruce. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "$1.6M hideaway on Lake Lapeer stuns with views of shore and nature," 8 Aug. 2020 Soon, the aspens are swallowed up in mixed conifer woodlands of Douglas firs, ponderosa pines and Engelmann and blue spruce. Mare Czinar, azcentral, "Flower-filled Mount Baldy Crossover Trail is a gorgeous summer hike. Here's how to do it," 11 June 2020

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First Known Use of blue spruce

1817, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jan 2021

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“Blue spruce.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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