Definition of Spruce pine
1. Noun. Common forest tree of the eastern United States and Canada; used especially for pulpwood.
Generic synonyms: Hemlock, Hemlock Tree
2. Noun. Small spruce of boggy areas of northeastern North America having spreading branches with dense foliage; inferior wood.
3. Noun. Shrubby two-needled pine of coastal northwestern United States; red to yellow-brown bark fissured into small squares.
Generic synonyms: Pine, Pine Tree, True Pine
4. Noun. Large two-needled pine of southeastern United States with light soft wood.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Spruce Pine
Literary usage of Spruce pine
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Modern Pulp and Paper Making: A Practical Treatise by George Strong Witham (1920)
"Florida spruce pine ((Ala.); Scrub Pine (Fla. ... Upland spruce pine (Fla.). Sulphite Pulp Yield 1300 Ib. Difficult to ..."
2. A Manual of Dangerous Insects Likely to be Introduced in the United States by United States Bureau of Entomology (1918)
"... attacks spruce, pine, fir, and larch. ... laricis Fabricius; Europe; attacks fir (Abies pectinata), larch, spruce, pine (Pinus sil- ..."
3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"While much is still to be learned about fertilizing this crop, it is fairly well established that for pineapples on spruce-pine land, dried blood, ..."
4. History of the Lumber Industry of America by James Elliott Defebaugh (1907)
"I should think if the spruce pine a year old and acorns and chestnuts [were] planted at about the same time on suitable or worn-out land, the prospect might ..."
5. Wood and Other Organic Structural Materials by Charles Henry Snow (1917)
"The spruce pine (Pinus glabra) is the least common of the lower southern states ... The name spruce pine is popularly applied to trees of ten other American ..."
6. Remarks on Forest Scenery, and Other Woodland Views by William Gilpin (1834)
"In the Carolinas and Georgia it is known by the name of spruce pine, and Short-leaved Pine. It is not found farther north than Connecticut and Massachusets. ..."
7. Remarks on Forest Scenery and Other Woodland Views by William Gilpin (1834)
"In the Carolinas and Georgia it is known by the name of spruce pine, and Short-leaved Pine. It is not found farther north than Connecticut and ..."