Sitka spruce


noun

a spruce, Picea sitchensis, of western North America, having long, silvery-white needles, grown as an ornamental.
the soft, pale-brown wood of this tree, used for making furniture and in the construction of houses.

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Origin of Sitka spruce

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
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British Dictionary definitions for sitka spruce

sitka spruce
/ (ˈsɪtkə) /

noun

a tall North American spruce tree, Picea sitchensis, having yellowish-green needle-like leaves: yields valuable timber

Word Origin for sitka spruce

C19: from Sitka
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