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

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Still, Keith Leitz, human resources director for the city, said the approximately 40-year-old, 40-foot blue spruce in question is very difficult to replace, thanks to its size and its location near the center of town. The Bulletin, OregonLive.com, "City of Redmond files $62,000 suit after company cuts down Christmas tree," 30 May 2018 Norway spruce, blue spruce and white spruce are among the most popular trees in the area, prized for their winter color and ability to screen out the neighbors. Beth Botts, chicagotribune.com, "Have a dying spruce tree? Fungus may be the culprit," 23 May 2018 Trees Available are: blue spruce, white pine, red oak, sugar maple, wild black cherry, and sycamore. 'sam' Boyer/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "There's a buzz about the new residents at the farm: Whit & whimsey," 27 Apr. 2018 If the weather’s fair, grab a seat outside under the shade of a 100-year-old blue spruce. Sunset, "Eat and Drink Your Way Across the Cowboy State," 22 Jan. 2018 The blue spruce in front of Tim Jackson's house is almost fifteen feet tall now and nearly as wide, big enough to block out most of the traffic from Route 16 on the edge of Hopedale, a half hour southeast of Worcester. Sean Flynn, Esquire, "The Perfect Fire," 9 Mar. 2017 After Tim Jackson strung his blue Christmas lights around his blue spruce, Tom Spencer planned to sneak over to Hopedale, unscrew the bulbs one by one, and replace them with white lights. Sean Flynn, Esquire, "The Perfect Fire," 9 Mar. 2017

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1817, in the meaning defined above

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