from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.

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  • 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


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