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1 : Sprightly; dashing.

2 : Neat, without elegance or dignity; -- formerly applied to things with a serious meaning; now chiefly applied to persons.

3 : Prussia leather; pruce.

4 : The wood or timber of the spruce tree.

5 : 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.

6 : To dress one's self with affected neatness; as, to spruce up.

7 : To dress with affected neatness; to trim; to make spruce.

8 : of Spruce

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1 : Spruce

n.

Sprightly; dashing.

2 : Spruce

n.

Neat, without elegance or dignity; -- formerly applied to things with a serious meaning; now chiefly applied to persons.

3 : Spruce

a.

Prussia leather; pruce.

4 : Spruce

a.

The wood or timber of the spruce tree.

5 : Spruce

a.

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.

6 : Spruce

v. i.

To dress one's self with affected neatness; as, to spruce up.

7 : Spruce

v. t.

To dress with affected neatness; to trim; to make spruce.

8 : Spruced

imp. & p. p.

of Spruce

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From Wikipedia

Spruce
Picea abies.jpg
Norway spruce (Picea abies)
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
Division:Pinophyta
Class:Pinopsida
Order:Pinales
Family:Pinaceae
Subfamily:Piceoideae
Frankis
Genus:Picea
Mill.
Species

About 35; see text.

A spruce is a tree of the genus Picea /pˈsə/,[1] a genus of about 35 species of coniferous evergreen trees in the family Pinaceae, found in the northern temperate and boreal (taiga) regions of the earth. Spruces are large trees, from about 20–60 m (about 60–200 ft) tall when mature, and can be distinguished by their whorled branches and conical form. The needles, or leaves, of spruce trees are attached singly to the branches in a spiral fashion, each needle on a small, peg-like structure. The needles are shed when 4–10 years old, leaving the branches rough with the retained pegs (an easy means of distinguishing them from other similar genera, where the branches are fairly smooth).

Spruces are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera (moth and butterfly) species. They are also used by the larvae of gall adelgids (Adelges species).

In the mountains of western Sweden, scientists have found a Norway spruce tree, nicknamed Old Tjikko, which by reproducing through layering, has reached an age of 9,550 years and is claimed to be the world's oldest known living tree.[2]

  1. ^ Sunset Western Garden Book, 1995:606–607
  2. ^ "Swedish Spruce Is World's Oldest Tree: Scientific American Podcast". 27 May 2008. Retrieved 21 August 2016. 

From Wiktionary

See also: Spruce

Contents

  • 1 English
    • 1.1 Etymology
    • 1.2 Pronunciation
    • 1.3 Noun
      • 1.3.1 Translations
      • 1.3.2 See also
    • 1.4 Adjective
      • 1.4.1 Translations
    • 1.5 Verb
      • 1.5.1 Derived terms
    • 1.6 References
    • 1.7 Anagrams

English[edit]

Picea abies, a species of spruce (tree)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, an alteration of Pruce (Prussia), from New Latin, from a Baltic language, probably Old Prussian; for more, see Prussia. Spruce, spruse (1412), and Sprws (1378) were terms for commodities brought to England by Hanseatic merchants (beer, wood, leather). The tree with this name was also believed to have been native to Prussia. The adjective and verb senses ("trim, neat" and "to make trim, neat") are attested from 1594, and originate with spruce leather (1466), which was used to make a popular style of jerkins in the 1400s that was considered smart-looking.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: sprōōs, (US) IPA(key): /spɹuːs/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uːs

Noun[edit]

spruce (usually uncountable, plural spruces)

  1. Any of various large coniferous evergreen trees from the genus Picea, found in northern temperate and boreal regions; originally and more fully spruce fir.
  2. (uncountable) The wood of a spruce.
  3. (used attributively) Made of the wood of the spruce.
    That spruce table is beautiful!
  4. (obsolete) Prussia or Prussian leather; pruce.
    • E. Phillips
      Spruce, a sort of leather corruptly so called for Prussia leather.

Translations[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg Spruce on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Wikispecies-logo.svg Picea on Wikispecies.Wikispecies

Adjective[edit]

spruce (comparative sprucer, superlative sprucest)

  1. (comparable) Smart, trim, and elegant in appearance; fastidious (said of a person).
    • 1919, William Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, chapter 31
      He had great neatness of person, and he continued to wear his spruce black coat and his bowler hat, always a little too small for him, in a dapper, jaunty manner.
    • 2012, The Economist, 13th Oct 2012, Plessey returns: Chips with everything
      The two clean rooms, where chips are made, are sprucer than a hospital theatre.

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

spruce (third-person singular simple present spruces, present participle sprucing, simple past and past participle spruced)

  1. (usually with up) To arrange neatly; tidy up.
  2. (usually with up) To make oneself spruce (neat and elegant in appearance).
  3. To tease.

Derived terms[edit]

  • spruce up

References[edit]

  • “spruce” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017.

Anagrams[edit]

  • cusper