Sitka spruce


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Sitka spruce

n.
A tall spruce (Picea sitchensis) of coastal Pacific regions from southern Alaska to northern California, having sharp flattened needles, thin bark, and cones with notched scales.

sitka spruce

(ˈsɪtkə)
n
(Plants) a tall North American spruce tree, Picea sitchensis, having yellowish-green needle-like leaves: yields valuable timber
[C19: from Sitka]

Sit′ka spruce′


n.
a spruce, Piceasitchensis, of W North America, with long, silvery-white needles.
[1890–95, Amer.]
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Noun1.Sitka spruce - a large spruce that grows only along the northwestern coast of the United States and CanadaSitka spruce - a large spruce that grows only along the northwestern coast of the United States and Canada; has sharp stiff needles and thin bark; the wood has a high ratio of strength to weight
spruce - any coniferous tree of the genus Picea
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