Definition of Sitka spruce in English:

Sitka spruce

Syllabification: Sit·ka spruce
Pronunciation: /ˈsitkə spro͞os


  • 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
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    • 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.


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

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