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Fir vs. Spruce

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Fir

Firs (Abies) are a genus of 48–56 species of evergreen coniferous trees in the family Pinaceae. They are found through much of North and Central America, Europe, Asia, and North Africa, occurring in mountains over most of the range.
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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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Fir

An evergreen coniferous tree with upright cones and flat needle-shaped leaves, typically arranged in two rows. Firs are an important source of timber and resins.
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Spruce

Any of various coniferous evergreen trees of the genus Picea, having flattened or four-angled needlelike leaves, a conic shape, pendulous cones, and soft wood often used for paper pulp.
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Fir

Any of various evergreen trees of the genus Abies, having linear flattened needles and erect cones with deciduous scales.
Apr 02, 2022
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Spruce

Any of various similar or related trees.
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Fir

Any of several similar or related trees, such as the Douglas fir.
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Spruce

The wood of any of these trees.
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Fir

The wood of any these trees.
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Spruce

A grayish green to dark greenish black.
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Fir

A conifer of the genus Abies.
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Spruce

Neat, trim, and smart in appearance
"a good-looking man.
Spruce and dapper, and very tidy" (Anthony Trollope).
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Fir

Any pinaceous conifer of related genera, especially a Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga) or a Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris).
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Spruce

To make neat and trim
Spruced up the chairs with new slipcovers.
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Fir

(uncountable) Wood of such trees.
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Spruce

To make oneself neat and smart in appearance
He was sprucing for the school dance.
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Fir

A genus (Abies) of coniferous trees, often of large size and elegant shape, some of them valued for their timber and others for their resin. The species are distinguished as the balsam fir, the silver fir, the red fir, etc. The Scotch fir is a Pinus.
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Spruce

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.
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Fir

Nonresinous wood of a fir tree
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Spruce

(uncountable) The wood of a spruce.
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Fir

Any of various evergreen trees of the genus Abies; chiefly of upland areas
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Spruce

(used attributively) Made of the wood of the spruce.
That spruce table is beautiful!
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Spruce

(obsolete) Prussian leather; pruce.
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Spruce

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

To arrange neatly; tidy up.
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Spruce

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

To tease. en
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Spruce

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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Spruce

The wood or timber of the spruce tree.
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Spruce

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

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

Sprightly; dashing.
He is so spruce that he can never be genteel.
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Spruce

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

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

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

Any coniferous tree of the genus Picea
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Spruce

Make neat, smart, or trim;
Spruce up your house for Spring
Titivate the child
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Spruce

Dress and groom with particular care, as for a special occasion;
He spruced up for the party
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Spruce

Marked by smartness in dress and manners;
A dapper young man
A jaunty red hat
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