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white spruce Syllabification: white spruce

Definition of white spruce in English:


A North American spruce with yellow-green or blue-green needles and cylindrical cones, found principally in Canada.
  • Picea glauca, family Pinaceae
Example sentences
  • Only such hardy species as aspen, black and white spruce, Labrador tea, and tamarack can withstand such conditions - which they do by actively transporting water out of their living cells at the start of winter.
  • The shoot elongation ended in the first week of August, which is typical of most white spruce at other sites.
  • This year's tree, a 67-year-old, 74-foot white spruce hails from Ottawa National Forest in Michigan and was decorated with several thousand handmade ornaments representing the tree's home state.

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