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.
The wood or timber of the spruce tree.
Prussia leather; pruce.
light soft moderately strong wood of spruce trees; used especially for timbers and millwork
A light, strong wood that's easy to dry and glue, used as a core material under veneers.
Light colored wood used structurally in construction.
A strong, light wood that cures and glues well, often a core material under veneers.
Spruce (etymologically from Polish "z Prus" meaning "from Prussia") refers to trees 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. Spruces are large trees, from 20â€“60 (â€“95) m tall when mature, and can be distinguished by their whorled branches and conical form. The needles, or leaves, of spruce trees are attached singly to the branches in a spiral fashion, each needle on a small peg-like structure called a pulvinus.