black spruce

black spruce
small spruce of boggy areas of northeastern North America having spreading branches with dense foliage; inferior wood
Syn: ↑Picea mariana, ↑spruce pine
Hypernyms: ↑spruce

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1. : a spruce (Picea mariana) of northeastern No. America that grows chiefly in wet boggy areas and has inferior wood, spreading branches, deep green and very dense foliage, and oval persistent cones — see tree illustration

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1. a spruce, Picea mariana, of North America, having bluish-green leaves and grayish-brown bark.
2. the light, soft wood of this tree.
[1755-65, Amer.]

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black spruce,
1. a North American evergreen tree of the pine family with persistent cones and dark-green needles.
2. its light, soft wood.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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