Norway spruce


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Norway spruce

n.
A tall spruce (Picea abies) with long, dark green needles, large cones, and drooping branchlets, native to Europe and widely cultivated in North America.
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Norway spruce

n
(Plants) a European spruce tree, Picea abies, planted for timber and ornament, having drooping branches and dark green needle-like leaves
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Nor′way spruce′


n.
a European spruce, Picea abies, having shiny, dark green needles, grown as an ornamental.
[1725–35]
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Noun1.Norway spruce - tall pyramidal spruce native to northern Europe having dark green foliage on spreading branches with pendulous branchlets and long pendulous conesNorway spruce - tall pyramidal spruce native to northern Europe having dark green foliage on spreading branches with pendulous branchlets and long pendulous cones
spruce - any coniferous tree of the genus Picea
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It stood at one end of the main street, its classic portico and small-paned windows looking down a flagged path between Norway spruces to the slim white steeple of the Congregational church.
Young Ethan Frome walked at a quick pace along the deserted street, past the bank and Michael Eady's new brick store and Lawyer Varnum's house with the two black Norway spruces at the gate.
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Experts said without a cold snap, the pines of the traditional Norway spruce could begin to coat the carpet of Midland homes earlier than usual.
AMERICAN FORESTS donated the initial tree, a Norway spruce, during President Calvin Coolidge's administration.
These have gradually taken over from the Norway Spruce in the last decade in popularity.
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If you fancy a change from a Nordmann this year, you can't beat a good spruce or pine for scent, such as Norway spruce (Picea abies) or Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) and Lodgepole Pine (Pinus contorta var.