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meanings of spruce


  1. Made of the wood of the spruce.
  2. The wood of a spruce.
  3. Any of various large coniferous evergreen trees or shrubs from the genus Picea, found in northern temperate and boreal regions; originally and more fully spruce fir.
  4. Prussian leather; pruce.


  1. To make oneself spruce (neat and elegant in appearance).
  2. To tease.
  3. To arrange neatly; tidy up.


  1. Smart, trim, and elegant in appearance; fastidious (said of a person).


  1. Prussia.

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