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Sitka spruce

noun
1.
a spruce, Picea sitchensis, of western North America, having long, silvery-white needles, grown as an ornamental.
2.
the soft, pale-brown wood of this tree, used for making furniture and in the construction of houses.
Origin of Sitka spruce
1890-1895
An Americanism dating back to 1890-95
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British Dictionary definitions for Sitka spruce

sitka spruce

/ˈsɪtkə/
noun
1.
a tall North American spruce tree, Picea sitchensis, having yellowish-green needle-like leaves: yields valuable timber
Word Origin
C19: from Sitka
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