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 In northern New Mexico, a hunting guide, George Rael, collected antlers and hung some of them from the limbs of a blue spruce. The New Yorker, 7 Mar. 2022 Other popular species, such as blue spruce (Picea pungens), also struggle with clay soil, diseases and the changing climate in city and suburban settings. Beth Botts, chicagotribune.com, 25 Dec. 2021 Therese Leonard-Viramontes, who has lived in Wrightwood almost 12 years, said her husband was standing outside Tuesday morning when the roaring wind snapped in half two trees, including a 30-foot blue spruce, in their yard. Hayley Smith, Los Angeles Times, 14 Dec. 2021 Those looking for a more non-traditional Christmas tree color might enjoy the blue spruce’s silver-blue needles. Hannah Drown, cleveland, 9 Dec. 2021 Michael Buchanan, of the Kanawha County community of Hansford, donated a 40-foot blue spruce for display at the Lincoln Plaza on the south side of the Capitol in Charleston, the Department of Administration said in a news release. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 25 Nov. 2021 The farm has six varieties to choose from blue spruce, Norway spruce, white pine, Scotch pine, Cannan fir and white fir. Brooks Sutherland, The Enquirer, 11 Nov. 2020 Winterfarm is one of about a half-dozen cut-your-own Christmas tree farms in Harford County gearing up to provide firs and blue spruce during a year that industry experts predict an unusually heavy demand for live trees. Mary Carole Mccauley, baltimoresun.com, 10 Nov. 2021 The real magic happens by the Lazy Meadow down amongst the tall pines and blue spruce by the free flowing Esopus Creek. Regina Cole, Forbes, 10 June 2021 See More

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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 May. 2022.

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