blue spruce

noun

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

Examples of blue spruce in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The tree is a large blue spruce from the Carson National Forest in northern New Mexico. Washington Post, "Cowboys for Trump group now says sand wasn’t from monument," 7 Dec. 2019 The Warren County Park District Nature Programs posted the news on Facebook on Wednesday, noting that nine blue spruce and white pine trees had been staged at the back of the park on Christmas Eve to be planted after Christmas. Madeline Mitchell, Cincinnati.com, "$1,500 worth of trees missing from Warren County Park District found," 8 Jan. 2020 Balled and burlap trees are available in different sizes and varieties, including Douglas fir, Norway spruce, blue spruce, white pine, Concolor fir and Canaan fir. Akira Kyles, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Christmas trees in Carroll County: Where to go to cut down your own," 6 Dec. 2019 The blue spruce, brought to San Antonio from Lake Michigan, was dressed with 10,000 red and white LED lights. Peggy O’hare, ExpressNews.com, "Large crowds flock to tree lighting, ice rink opening," 29 Nov. 2019 The farm offers blue spruces and at least six different firs. Akira Kyles, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Christmas trees in Carroll County: Where to go to cut down your own," 6 Dec. 2019 This year, a 30-foot Colorado blue spruce from Palmyra, Pennsylvania, will be the star of the show, CBS Washington, D.C., affiliate WUSA-TV reports. Audrey Mcnamara, CBS News, "Watch live: President Trump lights the National Christmas Tree," 5 Dec. 2019 San Antonio welcomed a Michigan visitor for the holidays, a 50-foot blue spruce, as part of the annual H-E-B Christmas tree lighting ceremony. ExpressNews.com, "Nov. 21, 2018: Travis Park tree," 22 Nov. 2019 The land where the blue spruce stood now holds a senior center and veterans facility. Christopher Borrelli, chicagotribune.com, "This year’s Chicago Christmas tree is from a front yard in Elgin, and carries more than a century of curious traditions," 21 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of blue spruce

1817, in the meaning defined above

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“Blue spruce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blue%20spruce. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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