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

Examples of spruce pine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the Bronx, Curtis is trying the spruce pine and the graceful longleaf pine, both native to southern states. Washington Post, "Winter wonders: Conifers revive the sleeping garden. But remember, less is more.," 2 Dec. 2020

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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 18 Apr. 2021.

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