December 17th, 2019

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Tuesday word: Spruce

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Spruce (noun, adjective)
spruce [sproos]


noun
1. any evergreen, coniferous tree of the genus Picea, of the pine family, having short, angular, needle-shaped leaves attached singly around twigs and bearing hanging cones with persistent scales.
2. any of various allied trees, as the Douglas fir and the hemlock spruce.
3. the wood of any such tree.

adjective
4. made from the wood of a spruce tree or trees.
5. containing or abounding in spruce trees.

WORDS RELATED TO SPRUCE
trim, prim, tidy, clean, dainty, smart, classy, dapper, elegant, well-groomed

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Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English, special use of Spruce, sandhi variant of Pruce < Old French Pruce < Medieval Latin Prussia Prussia, whence the timber came

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