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 That includes red spruce, which make up 40 percent of the trees in the park. New York Times, 18 May 2021 That includes red spruce, which make up 40 percent of the trees in the park. BostonGlobe.com, 18 May 2021 Right now, park managers are still finding new red spruce saplings around the park, which is a good sign. New York Times, 18 May 2021 Right now, park managers are still finding new red spruce saplings around the park, which is a good sign. BostonGlobe.com, 18 May 2021 The majestic red spruce growing in the Val Di Fiemme of Italy's Dolomites has been prized by instrument makers for centuries. CBS News, 19 Feb. 2021 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, 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, 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, 3 Dec. 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 20 Sep. 2021.

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