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 annual ceremony continues today, and the tree, a blue spruce grown in Virginia, is now planted on the north side of the Ellipse at the White House. Country Living Staff, Country Living, 28 Sep. 2020 This blue spruce is dying from the top down. oregonlive, 18 Feb. 2023 Five-foot blue spruce: $89.99. Kimi Robinson, The Arizona Republic, 1 Dec. 2021 Each November, the city holds a fundraiser to bring a 34-foot blue spruce from Michigan to serve as the community Christmas tree. Dallas News, 14 Nov. 2022 Specifically, Quincy is looking for Norway spruce, blue spruce, or other evergreen species that are between 25 and 45 feet tall and in good condition. Johanna Seltz,, 18 Oct. 2022 In the past, Succulent Studios has sent out plants like string of pearls, Pachyphytum oviferum 'Moonstones,' and blue spruce sedum. Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Sep. 2022 Mingled with the ponderosa pine, Douglas fir and blue spruce are waves of quaking aspen at the higher elevations. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, 14 Sep. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blue spruce was in 1817

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“Blue spruce.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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