adjective, sprucer, sprucest.
trim in dress or appearance; neat; smart; dapper.
verb (used with object), spruced, sprucing.
to make spruce or smart (often followed by up):
Spruce up the children before the company comes.
verb (used without object), spruced, sprucing.
to make oneself spruce (usually followed by up).
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
the wood of any of these trees
neat, smart, and trim
noun 1. See under adelgid. noun 1. any of various homopterous insects of the family Adelgidae, as Adelges abietis (spruce gall aphid) and Pineus pinifoliae (pine leaf aphid) that feed and form galls on conifers.
noun 1. a grouse, Canachites canadensis, of coniferous forests of northern North America, that feeds on evergreen buds and needles. spruce grouse noun 1. a game bird, Dendragapus canadensis, occurring in Canadian coniferous forests
noun 1. a tall coniferous tree, Pinus glabra, of the southeastern U.S., having smooth, gray bark and needles in bundles of two. 2. any of several other pines, as P. elliottii or P. virginiana. noun 1. a large pine tree, Pinus glabra, of the southeastern US 2. any of several similar plants, such as certain […]
noun 1. any of several sawflies of the family Diprionidae, especially Diprion hercyniae (European spruce sawfly) the larvae of which feed on the foliage of spruce.