from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of coniferous trees, of the tribe Abietineæ, including the spruce.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a genus of temperate and Arctic evergreen trees (see spruce)


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  • Genus name for the various spruce species.

    August 28, 2009