a tall coniferous tree, Pinus glabra, of the southeastern U.S., having smooth, gray bark and needles in bundles of two.
any of several other pines, as P. elliottii or P. virginiana.
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- spruce beer,
- spruce beetle,
- spruce budworm,
- spruce gall aphid,
- spruce grouse,
- spruce sawfly,
- spruce up,
Origin of spruce pine
An Americanism dating back to 1675–85
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a large pine tree, Pinus glabra, of the southeastern US
any of several similar plants, such as certain pines, hemlocks, and spruces
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