red spruce

noun

Definition of red spruce

: a spruce (Picea rubens) of the eastern U.S. and Canada that has pubescent twigs and yellowish-green needles and is an important source of lumber and pulpwood

Examples of red spruce in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Appalachian highlands once supported a large and unique ecosystem, dominated by 500,000 acres of red spruce forest a century and a half ago. Washington Post, "Difficult but rewarding work: Planting trees to aid climate," 3 Dec. 2019 The Appalachian highlands once supported a large and unique ecosystem, dominated by 500,000 acres of red spruce forest a century and a half ago. Fox News, "Difficult but rewarding work: Planting trees to aid climate," 3 Oct. 2019 But commercial logging in the late 1800s and later coal mining in the 20th century stripped the landscape, leaving less than a tenth of the red spruce forests intact. Washington Post, "Difficult but rewarding work: Planting trees to aid climate," 3 Dec. 2019 But commercial logging in the late 1800s and later coal mining in the 20th century stripped the landscape, leaving less than a tenth of the red spruce forests intact. Washington Post, "Difficult but rewarding work: Planting trees to aid climate," 3 Dec. 2019 But commercial logging in the late 1800s and later coal mining in the 20th century stripped the landscape, leaving less than a tenth of the red spruce forests intact. Washington Post, "Difficult but rewarding work: Planting trees to aid climate," 3 Dec. 2019 But commercial logging in the late 1800s and later coal mining in the 20th century stripped the landscape, leaving less than a tenth of the red spruce forests intact. Washington Post, "Difficult but rewarding work: Planting trees to aid climate," 3 Dec. 2019 The Appalachian highlands once supported a large and unique ecosystem, dominated by 500,000 acres of red spruce forest a century and a half ago. Fox News, "Difficult but rewarding work: Planting trees to aid climate," 3 Oct. 2019 The Appalachian highlands once supported a large and unique ecosystem, dominated by 500,000 acres of red spruce forest a century and a half ago. Fox News, "Difficult but rewarding work: Planting trees to aid climate," 3 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of red spruce

1740, in the meaning defined above

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“Red spruce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red%20spruce. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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