[eymz] /eɪmz/ (Show IPA), 1886–1969, U.S. admiral.
noun 1. any evergreen, coniferous tree of the genus Picea, of the pine family, having short, angular, needle-shaped leaves attached singly around twigs and bearing hanging cones with persistent scales. 2. any of various allied trees, as the Douglas fir and the hemlock spruce. 3. the wood of any such tree. adjective 4. made from […]
noun 1. a fermented beverage made with spruce leaves and twigs, or an extract from them. noun 1. an alcoholic drink made of fermented molasses flavoured with spruce twigs and cones
[buhd-wurm] /ˈbʌdˌwɜrm/ noun 1. the larva of a common tortricid moth, Choristoneura fumiferana, that is a destructive pest primarily of spruce and balsam fir in the northern and northeastern U.S. and in Canada.
adjective, sprucer, sprucest. 1. trim in dress or appearance; neat; smart; dapper. verb (used with object), spruced, sprucing. 2. to make spruce or smart (often followed by up): Spruce up the children before the company comes. verb (used without object), spruced, sprucing. 3. to make oneself spruce (usually followed by up). noun 1. any coniferous […]