spruce pine

noun

Definition of spruce pine

: an American tree (such as some pines and spruces or the common eastern hemlock) of the pine family with light, soft, or weak wood

First Known Use of spruce pine

1684, in the meaning defined above

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“Spruce pine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spruce%20pine. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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