Origin of spruce1
Definition for spruce (2 of 2)
adjective, spruc·er, spruc·est.
verb (used with object), spruced, spruc·ing.
verb (used without object), spruced, spruc·ing.
Origin of spruce2
Related formsspruce·ly, adverbspruce·ness, nounun·spruced, adjective
Examples from the Web for spruce
In Long Beach, the good old Queen Mary and Spruce Goose could finally sail again.California Sinkin’: What Rising Sea Levels Will Mean for the Golden State|Alex Klein|June 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Unfortunately, the FDNY is too busy to tell you how to avoid turning your 10-foot spruce into a 10-foot match.
If the farmer were wise he would replant some of these lands with such trees as spruce, hickory, walnut, or maple.Conservation Reader|Harold W. Fairbanks
Beside the lake an eagle-owl was hooting from the depths of the spruce forest; hoohoo—h-o-o-o—hoohoo.A Book-Lover's Holidays in the Open|Theodore Roosevelt
Now the seat was empty, but Sard could see a man standing out on the lawn amid a ring of Norway spruce spreading on the sky.Under the Law|Edwina Stanton Babcock
The other bird is as dainty and spruce a little fellow as you can imagine.Pond and Stream|Arthur Ransome
All we will have to do will be to carry the spruce tips from here to the cabin and make the bed, added Julie.Girl Scouts at Dandelion Camp|Lillian Elizabeth Roy