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1. spruce  (noun) 
any coniferous tree of the genus Picea



  More Specific:
Norway spruce / Picea abies - tall pyramidal spruce native to northern Europe having dark green foliage on spreading branches with pendulous branchlets and long pendulous cones
weeping spruce / Brewer's spruce / Picea breweriana - medium-sized spruce of California and Oregon having pendulous branches
Engelmann spruce / Engelmann's spruce / Picea engelmannii - tall spruce of Rocky Mountains and British Columbia with blue-green needles and acutely conic crown
white spruce / Picea glauca - medium-sized spruce of northeastern North America having short blue-green leaves and slender cones
black spruce / Picea mariana / spruce pine - small spruce of boggy areas of northeastern North America having spreading branches with dense foliage
Siberian spruce / Picea obovata - tall spruce of northern Europe and Asia
Sitka spruce / Picea sitchensis - a large spruce that grows only along the northwestern coast of the United States and Canada
oriental spruce / Picea orientalis - evergreen tree of the Caucasus and Asia Minor used as an ornamental having pendulous branchlets
Colorado spruce / Colorado blue spruce / silver spruce / Picea pungens - tall spruce with blue-green needles and dense conic crown
red spruce / eastern spruce / yellow spruce / Picea rubens - medium-sized spruce of eastern North America


  Member Meronym:
    Picea     genus Picea


  More Generic:
    conifer     coniferous tree


2. spruce  (noun) 
light soft moderately strong wood of spruce trees; used especially for timbers and millwork



  More Generic:
    wood


  Substitute Meronym:
    spruce


3. spruce  (verb) 
dress and groom with particular care, as for a special occasion; "He spruced up for the party"

  Also known as: spruce up, slick up, smarten up


  More Generic:
    groom     neaten


4. spruce  (verb) 
make neat, smart, or trim; "Spruce up your house for Spring"; "titivate the child"



  More Generic:
    beautify     embellish     prettify


5. spruce  (s) 
marked by smartness in dress and manners; "a dapper young man"; "a jaunty red hat"



  Similar:
    fashionable     stylish


 

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