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Topic: FORESTRY

Date: 1600-1700
Origin: spruce fir 'spruce', from Spruce 'Prussia', former European country, now part of Germany (14-17 centuries)

spruce

1 noun
     
spruce1 [uncountable and countable]
HBPTAF a tree that grows in northern countries and has short leaves shaped like needles
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