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sprucenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /spruːs/
an evergreen tree (= one that never loses its leaves) with leaves like needles, or the pale-coloured wood from this tree

spruceadjective

uk   us   /spruːs/ approving
(of a person) tidy and clean in appearance: He looked spruce and handsome in a clean white shirt.
Translations of “spruce”
in Vietnamese bảnh bao…
in Spanish aseado…
in Thai เรียบร้อย…
in Malaysian kemas…
in French pimpant…
in German adrett…
in Chinese (Traditional) 雲杉, 雲杉木…
in Indonesian necis…
in Chinese (Simplified) 云杉, 云杉木…
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