from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A northern North American spruce (Picea mariana) having blue-green needles and small, egg-shaped cones.
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- n. small spruce of boggy areas of northeastern North America having spreading branches with dense foliage; inferior wood
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We are now going up the Wrangell narrows like the highlands of the Hudson, 25 miles long with snow capped peaks in the back-ground and black spruce clad hills and bends in the foreground.