spruce pine

  1. a tall coniferous tree, Pinus glabra, of the southeastern U.S., having smooth, gray bark and needles in bundles of two.

  2. any of several other pines, as P. elliottii or P. virginiana.

Origin of spruce pine

An Americanism dating back to 1675–85

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British Dictionary definitions for spruce pine

spruce pine

  1. a large pine tree, Pinus glabra, of the southeastern US

  2. any of several similar plants, such as certain pines, hemlocks, and spruces

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