Definition of Sitka spruce in English:

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Sitka spruce

Pronunciation: /ˈsitkə spro͞os/

noun

A fast-growing spruce tree of the northern Pacific coast of North America, widely cultivated in Britain for its strong lightweight timber.
  • Picea sitchensis, family Pinaceae
Example sentences
  • The forests of the Pacific Northwest and northern California are known for giant ancient trees such as Sitka spruce and sequoia (redwoods).
  • The Octopus Tree, an ancient Sitka spruce with massive branches that rise up around a low central trunk like the arms of a candelabra, is a five-minute walk from the parking lot.
  • Forests of mostly Sitka and Norway spruce are felled.

Origin

Late 19th century: named after Sitka, a town in Alaska.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: Sit·ka spruce

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