- a spruce, Picea pungens, of western North America, having bluish-green leaves, grown as an ornamental: the state tree of Colorado and Utah.
Origin of blue spruce
An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
Also called Colorado blue spruce, Colorado spruce.
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- a spruce tree, Picea pungens glauca, native to the Rocky Mountains of North America, having blue-green needle-like leavesAlso called: balsam spruce