a spruce, Picea pungens, of western North America, having bluish-green leaves, grown as an ornamental: the state tree of Colorado and Utah.
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This tall, horizontally branched cactus is probably the most recognizable cactus in Arizona. What is it called?
Also called Colorado blue spruce, Colorado spruce.
Origin of blue spruce
An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
Words nearby blue spruce
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British Dictionary definitions for blue spruce
a spruce tree, Picea pungens glauca, native to the Rocky Mountains of North America, having blue-green needle-like leavesAlso called: balsam spruce
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