Sitka spruce
noun Etymology: Sitka, Alaska Date: 1895 a tall spruce (Picea sitchensis) of the northern Pacific coast of North America that has thin reddish-brown bark, flat needles, and cones with slightly toothed scales — see cone illustration

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  • Sitka spruce — sitkinė eglė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pušinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, pluoštinis augalas (Picea sitchensis), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Picea sitchensis angl. silver spruce; Sitka spruce; Tideland spruce… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Sitka spruce — Sit′ka spruce′ n. pln a spruce, Picea sitchensis, of W North America, with long, silvery white needles • Etymology: 1890–95, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • Sitka spruce — noun 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 • Syn: ↑Picea sitchensis • Hypernyms: ↑spruce …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sitka spruce — 1. a spruce, Picea sitchensis, of western North America, having long, silvery white needles, grown as an ornamental. 2. the soft, pale brown wood of this tree, used for making furniture and in the construction of houses. [1890 95, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Sitka Spruce Plantation (Unalaska, Alaska) — Infobox nrhp | name =Sitka Spruce Plantation nrhp type =nhl caption = nearest city= Unalaska, Alaska lat degrees = 53 lat minutes = 53 lat seconds = 18.64 lat direction = N long degrees = 166 long minutes = 32 long seconds = 23.14 long direction …   Wikipedia

  • sitka spruce beetle — noun Usage: usually capitalized 1st S : a bark beetle (Dendroctonus obesus) the larva of which is a serious pest on Sitka spruce in northwestern No. America …   Useful english dictionary

  • sitka spruce weevil — noun Usage: usually capitalized 1st S : a curculionid weevil (Pissodes sitchensis) that is very destructive to Sitka spruce …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spruce beer — is a beverage flavored with the buds, needles, or essence of spruce trees. Spruce has been a traditional flavoring ingredient throughout the upper latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere where it is found, often substituting for ingredients… …   Wikipedia

  • Sitka-Fichte — (Picea sitchensis) Systematik Klasse: Coniferopsida Ord …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sitka (disambiguation) — Sitka may refer to:*The Sitka Tribe of AlaskaPlacesIn the United States: *Sitka, Alaska **Sitka Channel, a strait **Sitka High School **Sitka National Cemetery **Sitka National Historical Park **Sitka Naval Operating Base and U.S. Army Coastal… …   Wikipedia

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