- a tall coniferous tree, Pinus glabra, of the southeastern U.S., having smooth, gray bark and needles in bundles of two.
- any of several other pines, as P. elliottii or P. virginiana.
Origin of spruce pine
An Americanism dating back to 1675–85
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Examples from the Web for spruce pine
- a large pine tree, Pinus glabra, of the southeastern US
- any of several similar plants, such as certain pines, hemlocks, and spruces