blue spruce


noun

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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Also called Colorado blue spruce, Colorado spruce.

Origin of blue spruce

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
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British Dictionary definitions for blue spruce

blue spruce

noun

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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