Sitka spruce

  1. a spruce, Picea sitchensis, of western North America, having long, silvery-white needles, grown as an ornamental.

  2. the soft, pale-brown wood of this tree, used for making furniture and in the construction of houses.

Origin of Sitka spruce

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95

Words Nearby Sitka spruce Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

British Dictionary definitions for sitka spruce

sitka spruce

/ (ˈsɪtkə) /

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

Origin of sitka spruce

C19: from Sitka

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