spruce

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spruce(
sprus
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (botany)
a. la pícea
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
My grandpa planted a spruce in the yard when I was born.Mi abuelo plantó una pícea en el jardín cuando nací.
2. (material)
a. la pícea
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
I'm trying to decide between buying a guitar made of spruce or mahogany.Estoy tratando de decidir entre comprar una guitarra hecha de pícea o de caoba.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
3. (neat)
a. pulcro
Hector looks very spruce in his new suit.Héctor se ve muy pulcro con su traje nuevo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to neaten)
a. acicalar
Nikki spruced herself more than usual before going out on her first date with James.Nikki se acicaló más de lo habitual antes de ir a su primera cita con James.
b. arreglar
Peter is sprucing the house for his weekend visitors.Peter está arreglando la casa para la visita del fin de semana.
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spruce
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (tidy)
a. pulcro(a)
2. (smart)
a. elegante
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spruce [spruːs]
noun
(Bot) pícea (f)
spruce [spruːs]
adjective
(neat) pulcro
spruce up
transitive verb
arreglar
to spruce o.s. up arreglarse; all spruced up muy acicalado
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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