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

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

See also: fashionable, hip [informal], stylish

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

Part of: genus Picea, Picea

Encyclopedia: Spruce, Richard