Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of coniferous trees, of the tribe Abietineæ, including the spruce. It is characterized by the evergreen four-sided leaves jointed to the persistent petiole-base, staminate flowers solitary in the axils of the upper leaves, and reflexed cones with persistent scales, hanging near the end of the branches. Great confusion regarding the spruce and fir existed among the Greeks and Romans, and later among moderns; many authors (following Don, 1838) long wrote Picea for the fir, Abies for the spruce; Asa Gray and others (following Jussieu, 1789) united both under Abies; present usage adopts (since Bentham and Hooker, 1880) Picea for the spruce, Abies for the fir. Picea includes about 12 species, natives of north temperate and arctic regions. They bear long and narrow spirally scattered leaves spreading in all directions, and long cones with double thin-margined scales each with two winged seeds. See
spruceand king-pine, and compare firand pitch.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A genus of coniferous trees of the northen hemisphere, including the Norway spruce and the American black and white spruces. These trees have pendent cones, which do not readily fall to pieces, in this and other respects differing from the firs.
- n. a genus of temperate and Arctic evergreen trees (see spruce)
“Two small mammals are also considered strictly endemic, the Bibundi bat (Chalinolobus egeria) and the pitch shrew (Crocidura picea, CR).”
“Phragmites communis.physocarpus. picea species. picture in landscape. pie plant.”
“According to Bochart, it arose from the confusion of the meaning of the Phœnician word ‘picea,’ which signified a ‘diviner.’”
“The silver-fir, of a whitish colour, like rosemary under the leaf, is distinguished from the rest, by the pectinal shape of it: The cones not so large as the _picea_, grow also upright, and this they call the female: For I find botanists not unanimously agreed about the sexes of trees.”
“There are of the fir two principal species; the _picea_, or male, which is the bigger tree; very beautiful and aspiring, and of an harder wood, and hirsute leaf: And the silver-fir, or female.”
“- A daily supplement of lignan from Norway spruce (picea abies) could reduce the incidence of hot flushes by over 50 per cent, suggests a new clinical trial from the US.”
“HOW: Pair this plant, also known as hamamelis mollis, with red-stem dogwoods, picea omorika, stewartia pseudocamellia, Ken Janeck rhododendron, black mondo grass and hellebores for an incredible winter garden.”
“Elytra depresfa, obfcure picea, fubti - lisfime punAata, 'capite thora* ceque fere longiora.”
“Frondoix. [in Epigrammate:] Ante quidem in 'virentibus frondofa picea ramis.”
“15-Mar-2007 - Linnea's HMRLignan, the plant lignan isolated and purified from the Norway spruce (picea abies), reduced markers of inflammation linked to heart disease, says new research from Italy.”
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