Definition of 'spruce'
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Example sentences containing 'spruce'
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What is causing the small lumpy growths on the branches of my spruce tree? The Sun (2015)My father was fond of spruce trees. A Patchwork Garden: Unexpected Pleasures from a Country Garden (1990)Some spruce up scruffy gardens while owners are out. The Sun (2015)How to spruce up your garden in time for summer thetimes. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The blue spruce is growing somewhere in Arizona. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Smaller, decorative home items also performed well as consumers continued to spruce up their homes instead of moving. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A whiff of spruce and pine. THE LAST OF THE GENTLEMEN ADVENTURERS: Coming of Age in the Arctic (2004)Use twigs, cut ivy, holly and a branch of blue spruce for more of that wonderful festive vibe. Times, Sunday Times (2010)When they return home, they nest in pine and spruce forests, making a cup of twigs and reindeer moss. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A blue spruce, which looks good both indoors and in the garden, is a great choice. The Sun (2015)AT last the weather is warming up so this weekend I plan to spruce up my garden with outdoors bargains. The Sun (2010)
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Translations for 'spruce'
British English: spruce NOUN
A spruce is a kind of evergreen tree.
Trees such as spruce, pine and oak have been planted.
British English: spruce ADJECTIVE
Someone who is spruce is very neat and smart in appearance.
He was looking spruce in his stiff-collared black shirt and new short hair cut.
Definition of spruce from the Collins English Dictionary
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