- a spruce, Picea mariana, of North America, having bluish-green leaves and grayish-brown bark.
- the light, soft wood of this tree.
Origin of black spruce
An Americanism dating back to 1755–65
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- a coniferous tree, Picea mariana, of the northern regions of North America, growing mostly in cold bogs and having dark green needlesAlso called: spruce pine
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