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white spruce

a spruce, Picea glauca, of northern North America, having bluish-green needles and silvery-brown bark.
the light, soft wood of this tree, used for pulp and in the construction of boxes, crates, etc.
Origin of white spruce
First recorded in 1760-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • As a pulpwood, white spruce is in demand wherever it is available.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • He said that the white spruce was subekoondark, black, skusk.

    The Maine Woods

    Henry David Thoreau
  • At the far north it is characterized by the white spruce and aspen.

    Wood and Forest William Noyes
  • You will have to get the roots of the white spruce, and sew with that, as a cobbler sews, using a knife for awl.

    A Mating in the Wilds Ottwell Binns
  • Growing with the Douglas we find the white spruce, or "Sitka pine," as it is sometimes called.

    Steep Trails John Muir
  • The St. Francis Indians thought that white spruce roots might be best.

    Canoeing in the wilderness Henry David Thoreau
  • All the spruces yield gum, but the best quality is said to come from the white spruce.

  • The plains bordering the river here are forested with white spruce and broken with muskeg and lakes.

    The New North Agnes Deans Cameron
  • In general appearance the white spruce resembles the black very closely.

  • The leaves are borne on drooping branches; the cones are pendent; the white spruce grows higher than any other spruce.

    Woodcraft Alan Douglas
British Dictionary definitions for white spruce

white spruce

a N North American spruce tree, Picea glauca, having grey bark, pale brown oblong cones, and bluish-green needle-like leaves
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