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Cedar vs. Spruce

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Cedarnoun

(countable) A coniferous tree of the genus Cedrus in the family Pinaceae.

Sprucenoun

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.

Cedarnoun

(countable) A coniferous tree of the family Cupressaceae, especially of the genera Juniperus, Cupressus, Calocedrus, or Thuja.

Sprucenoun

(uncountable) The wood of a spruce.

Cedarnoun

(countable) A flowering tree of the family Meliaceae, especially of the genera Cedrela or Toona.

Sprucenoun

(used attributively) Made of the wood of the spruce.

‘That spruce table is beautiful!’;

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Cedarnoun

(uncountable) The aromatic wood from a Cedrus tree, or from any of several unrelated trees.

Sprucenoun

(obsolete) Prussian leather; pruce.

Cedarnoun

The name of several evergreen trees. The wood is remarkable for its durability and fragrant odor.

Spruceadjective

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

Cedaradjective

Of or pertaining to cedar.

Spruceverb

}} To arrange neatly; tidy up.

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Cedarnoun

any of numerous trees of the family Cupressaceae that resemble cedars

Spruceverb

}} To make oneself spruce (neat and elegant in appearance).

Cedarnoun

durable aromatic wood of any of numerous cedar trees; especially wood of the red cedar often used for cedar chests

Spruceverb

To tease. en

Cedarnoun

any cedar of the genus Cedrus

Sprucenoun

Any coniferous tree of the genus Picea, as the Norway spruce (P. excelsa), and the white and black spruces of America (P. alba and P. nigra), besides several others in the far Northwest. See Picea.

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Cedarnoun

any of a number of conifers which typically yield fragrant, durable timber.

Sprucenoun

The wood or timber of the spruce tree.

Sprucenoun

Prussia leather; pruce.

‘Spruce, a sort of leather corruptly so called for Prussia leather.’;

Spruceadjective

Neat, without elegance or dignity; smart; trim; - formerly applied to things with a serious meaning; now chiefly applied to persons.

Spruceadjective

Sprightly; dashing.

‘He is so spruce that he can never be genteel.’;

Spruceverb

To dress with affected neatness; to trim; to make spruce; - often used with up; as, to spruce up the house for Company.

Spruceverb

To dress one's self with affected neatness; as, to spruce up.

Sprucenoun

light soft moderately strong wood of spruce trees; used especially for timbers and millwork

Sprucenoun

any coniferous tree of the genus Picea

Spruceverb

make neat, smart, or trim;

‘Spruce up your house for Spring’; ‘titivate the child’;

Spruceverb

dress and groom with particular care, as for a special occasion;

‘He spruced up for the party’;

Spruceadjective

marked by smartness in dress and manners;

‘a dapper young man’; ‘a jaunty red hat’;

Spruce

A spruce is a tree of the genus Picea , a genus of about 35 species of coniferous evergreen trees in the family Pinaceae, found in the northern temperate and boreal (taiga) regions of the Earth. Picea is the sole genus in the subfamily Piceoideae.

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