Spruce



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 the wood of a spruce tree or trees.
5.
containing or abounding in spruce trees.
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 tree of the N temperate genus Picea, cultivated for timber and for ornament: family Pinaceae. They grow in a pyramidal shape and have needle-like leaves and light-coloured wood See also Norway spruce, blue spruce, white spruce, black spruce
2.
the wood of any of these trees
adjective
1.
neat, smart, and trim

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