white spruce
noun Date: 1770 1. any of several spruces; especially a widely distributed spruce (Picea glauca) of coniferous forests of Canada and the northern United States that has short stiff blue-green needles and slender cones — see cone illustration 2. the wood of a white spruce; especially the light pale tough straight-grained wood of the common white spruce (Picea glauca) used especially for construction and as a source of paper pulp

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • White spruce — White White (hw[imac]t), a. [Compar. {Whiter} (hw[imac]t [ e]r); superl. {Whitest}.] [OE. whit, AS. hw[imac]t; akin to OFries. and OS. hw[=i]t, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. w[=i]z, hw[=i]z, Icel. hv[=i]tr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • white spruce — n. 1. any of several hardy varieties of a North American spruce (Picea glauca) having soft, flexible cones and bluish green needles that are often tinged with white 2. the wood of any such tree …   English World dictionary

  • white spruce — white′ spruce′ n. 1) pln a spruce, Picea glauca, of N North America, having bluish green needles and silvery brown bark 2) the light soft wood of this tree • Etymology: 1760–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • white spruce — noun medium sized spruce of northeastern North America having short blue green leaves and slender cones • Syn: ↑Picea glauca • Hypernyms: ↑spruce * * * noun 1. : any of several spruces: as a. : a …   Useful english dictionary

  • white spruce — baltoji eglė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pušinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Picea glauca), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. Iš jo gaunamas eterinis aliejus. atitikmenys: lot. Abies canadensis; Picea albertiana;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • white spruce — paprastoji eglė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pušinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Picea abies), paplitęs Europoje. Iš jo gaunamas eterinis aliejus. atitikmenys: lot. Abies excelsa var. columnaris; Abies excelsa… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • white spruce — 1. a spruce, Picea glauca, of northern North America, having bluish green needles and silvery brown bark. 2. the light, soft wood of this tree, used for pulp and in the construction of boxes, crates, etc. [1760 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • white spruce — /waɪt ˈsprus/ (say wuyt sproohs) noun See spruce1 (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Alberta white spruce — baltoji eglė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pušinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Picea glauca), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. Iš jo gaunamas eterinis aliejus. atitikmenys: lot. Abies canadensis; Picea albertiana;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • American white spruce — baltoji eglė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pušinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Picea glauca), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. Iš jo gaunamas eterinis aliejus. atitikmenys: lot. Abies canadensis; Picea albertiana;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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