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white spruce

n.
A northern North American spruce (Picea glauca) having slender cones and blue-green needles with a whitish waxy layer.
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white spruce

n
(Plants) a N North American spruce tree, Picea glauca, having grey bark, pale brown oblong cones, and bluish-green needle-like leaves
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white′ spruce′


n.
1. a spruce, Picea glauca, of N North America, having bluish green needles and silvery brown bark.
2. the light soft wood of this tree.
[1760–70]
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Noun1.white spruce - medium-sized spruce of northeastern North America having short blue-green leaves and slender coneswhite spruce - medium-sized spruce of northeastern North America having short blue-green leaves and slender cones
spruce - any coniferous tree of the genus Picea
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