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Adjective: spruce (sprucer,sprucest)  sproos
  1. Marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners
    "a spruce young man";
    - dapper, dashing, jaunty, natty, raffish, rakish, spiffy, snappy, pert
Noun: spruce  sproos
  1. Light soft moderately strong wood of spruce trees; used especially for timbers and millwork
     
  2. Any coniferous tree of the genus Picea
Verb: spruce  sproos
  1. Make neat, smart, or trim
    "Spruce up your house for Spring";
    - spruce up, titivate, tittivate, smarten up, slick up, spiff up
     
  2. Dress and groom with particular care, as for a special occasion
    "He spruced up for the party";
    - spruce up, slick up, smarten up

Derived forms: spruced, sprucer, spruces, sprucest, sprucing

See also: fashionable, happening, stylish

Type of: beautify, conifer, coniferous tree, embellish, fancify, groom, neaten, prettify, wood

Part of: genus Picea, Picea

Encyclopedia: Spruce, WI