[ eng-guh l-muh n ]
/ ˈɛŋ gəl mən /
a narrow, conical spruce, Picea engelmannii, of western North America, having short, dense branches and yielding a soft, pale-yellow wood.
the soft, light wood of this tree, used in the construction of buildings and in the manufacture of paper, boxes, etc.
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Origin of Engelmann spruce
1865–70; named after G. Engelmann (1809–84), German-American botanist
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