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  Definition of spruce
  1. any coniferous tree of the genus Picea
  2. light soft moderately strong wood of spruce trees; used especially for timbers and millwork
  3. dress and groom with particular care, as for a special occasion; "He spruced up for the party"
  4. make neat, smart, or trim; "Spruce up your house for Spring"; "titivate the child"
  5. marked by smartness in dress and manners; "a dapper young man"; "a jaunty red hat"
Similar Words: spruce up, slick up, smarten up, titivate, tittivate, spiff up, dapper, dashing, jaunty, natty, raffish, rakish, smart, spiffy, snappy

 

Hyponyms: Norway spruce, Picea abies, weeping spruce, Brewer's spruce, Picea breweriana, Engelmann spruce, Engelmann's spruce, Picea engelmannii, white spruce, Picea glauca, black spruce, Picea mariana, spruce pine, Siberian spruce, Picea obovata, Sitka spruce, Picea sitchensis, oriental spruce, Picea orientalis, Colorado spruce, Colorado blue spruce, silver spruce, Picea pungens, red spruce, eastern spruce, yellow spruce, Picea rubens

 

Member Meronyms: Picea, genus Picea

 

Derivational Morphology: titivation, tittivation

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 雲杉   Dutch: spar  
Estonian: kuusk   Finnish: kuusi  
French: épicéa   German: Fichte  
Greek: ερυθρελάτη   Italian: abete rosso  
Japanese: トウヒ   Korean: 가문비 나무  
Novial: abiete   Portuguese: abeto vermelho  
Russian: ель   Slovene: smreka  
Spanish: picea  
 
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