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Definition 1: any coniferous tree of the genus Picea - [noun denoting plant]

(spruce is a kind of ...) any gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones

(... is a kind of spruce ) medium-sized spruce of eastern North America; chief lumber spruce of the area; source of pulpwood

(... is a kind of spruce ) tall spruce with blue-green needles and dense conic crown; older trees become columnar with lower branches sweeping downward

(... is a kind of spruce ) evergreen tree of the Caucasus and Asia Minor used as an ornamental having pendulous branchlets

(... is a kind of spruce ) a large spruce that grows only along the northwestern coast of the United States and Canada; has sharp stiff needles and thin bark; the wood has a high ratio of strength to weight

(... is a kind of spruce ) tall spruce of northern Europe and Asia; resembles Norway spruce

(... is a kind of spruce ) small spruce of boggy areas of northeastern North America having spreading branches with dense foliage; inferior wood

(... is a kind of spruce ) medium-sized spruce of northeastern North America having short blue-green leaves and slender cones

(... is a kind of spruce ) tall spruce of Rocky Mountains and British Columbia with blue-green needles and acutely conic crown; wood used for rough lumber and boxes

(... is a kind of spruce ) medium-sized spruce of California and Oregon having pendulous branches

(... is a kind of spruce ) tall pyramidal spruce native to northern Europe having dark green foliage on spreading branches with pendulous branchlets and long pendulous cones

(... is a member of spruce) a genus of temperate and Arctic evergreen trees (see spruce)

(spruce is made of the substance ...) light soft moderately strong wood of spruce trees; used especially for timbers and millwork

Definition 2: light soft moderately strong wood of spruce trees; used especially for timbers and millwork - [noun denoting plant]

(spruce is a kind of ...) the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees

(... is made of the substance spruce) any coniferous tree of the genus Picea

Definition 3: dress and groom with particular care, as for a special occasion - [verb of body]

Samples where spruce or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He spruced up for the party

Synonyms for spruce in the sense of this definition

(spruce is a kind of ...) care for one's external appearance

"He is always well-groomed"

Definition 4: make neat, smart, or trim - [verb of change]

Samples where spruce or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Spruce up your house for Spring
  • titivate the child

Synonyms for spruce in the sense of this definition

(spruce is a kind of ...) make more beautiful

Definition 5: marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where spruce or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a dapper young man
  • a jaunty red hat

Synonyms for spruce in the sense of this definition

(spruce is similar to ...) being or in accordance with current social fashions

"fashionable clothing" "the fashionable side of town" "a fashionable cafe"

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