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Definition of Spruce
SpruceSpruce Spruce, a. [Compar. Sprucer; superl. Sprucest]
[Perhaps fr. spruce a sort of leather from Prussia, which was
an article of finery. See Spruce, n.]
1. Neat, without elegance or dignity; -- formerly applied to
things with a serious meaning; now chiefly applied to
persons. ``Neat and spruce array.' --Remedy of Love.
2. Sprightly; dashing. [Obs.] ``Now, my spruce companions.'
He is so spruce that he can never be genteel.
Syn: Finical; neat; trim. See Finical. -- Sruce"ly, adv.
-- Spruce"ness, n. SpruceSpruce Spruce, n. [OE. Spruce or Pruse, Prussia, Prussian. So
named because it was first known as a native of Prussia, or
because its sprouts were used for making, spruce beer. Cf.
Spruce beer, below, Spruce, a.]
1. (Bot.) Any coniferous tree of the genus Picea, as the
Norway spruce (P. excelsa), and the white and black
spruces of America (P. alba and P. nigra), besides
several others in the far Northwest. See Picea.
2. The wood or timber of the spruce tree.
3. Prussia leather; pruce. [Obs.]
Spruce, a sort of leather corruptly so called for
Prussia leather. --E. Phillips.
Douglas spruce (Bot.), a valuable timber tree (Pseudotsuga
Douglasii) of Northwestern America.
Essence of spruce, a thick, dark-colored, bitterish, and
acidulous liquid made by evaporating a decoction of the
young branches of spruce.
Hemlock spruce (Bot.), a graceful coniferous tree (Tsuga
Canadensis) of North America. Its timber is valuable, and
the bark is largely used in tanning leather.
Spruce beer. [G. sprossenbier; sprosse sprout, shoot (akin
to E. sprout, n.) + bier beer. The word was changed into
spruce because the beer came from Prussia (OE. Spruce), or
because it was made from the sprouts of the spruce. See
Sprout, n., Beer, and cf. Spruce, n.] A kind of beer
which is tinctured or flavored with spruce, either by
means of the extract or by decoction.
Spruce grouse. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Spruce partridge,
Spruce leather. See Spruce, n., 3.
Spruce partridge (Zo["o]l.), a handsome American grouse
(Dendragapus Canadensis) found in Canada and the
Northern United States; -- called also Canada grouse. SpruceSpruce Spruce, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spruced; p. pr. & vb. n.
To dress with affected neatness; to trim; to make spruce.
Meaning of Spruce from wikipedia
- A spruce
is a tree of the genus Picea
/paɪˈsiːə/, a genus
of coniferous evergreen trees
in the family
in the northern...
abies, the Norway spruce
or European spruce
, is a species
of spruce native
to Northern, Central
Europe. It has branchlets
- The Hughes
as the Spruce
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by the Hughes...
- Canadian spruce
, skunk spruce
, cat spruce
, Black Hills spruce
, western white spruce
, Alberta white spruce
, and Porsild spruce
. The white spruce
is a large...
, green spruce
, white spruce
, Colorado spruce
, or Colorado
, with the Latin
(scientific) name Picea
pungens, is a species
Jane King (née Spruce
, born March
24, 1949) is an American
author. King is the eldest daughter
(née White; December
- Retrieved November
8, 2014. "Apple to acquire Spruce
Technologies". Broadcast. Retrieved April
6, 2018. "Spruce Technologies
Inc.: Private Company
sitchensis, the Sitka spruce
, is a large, coniferous, evergreen
100 m (330 ft) tall, with a trunk diameter
- White spruce
is a common
name for several species
(Picea) and may refer
to most of Canada
- Spruce Grove
is a city that is 11 km (6.8 mi) west of Edmonton, Alberta
in Canada. The city is adjacent
to the Town of Stony Plain
and is surrounded
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