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Definition: Spruce leather
(spr[udd]s), n. [OE. Spruce or Pruse, Prussia,
Prussian. So named because it was first known as a native of
Prussia, or because its sprouts were used for making, spruce
beer. Cf. Spruce beer, below, Spruce
1. (Bot.) 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
several others in the far Northwest. See Picea
2. The wood or timber of the spruce tree.
3. Prussia leather; pruce. [Obs.]
Spruce, a sort of leather corruptly so called for
Prussia leather. --E. Phillips.
(Bot.), a valuable timber tree (Pseudotsuga Douglasii
) of Northwestern America.
Essence of spruce
, a thick, dark-colored, bitterish, and
acidulous liquid made by evaporating a decoction of the
young branches of spruce.
(Bot.), a graceful coniferous tree (Tsuga Canadensis
) of North America. Its timber is valuable, and
the bark is largely used in tanning leather.
. [G. sprossenbier; sprosse sprout, shoot (akin
to E. sprout, n.) + bier beer. The word was changed into
spruce beer because the beer came from Prussia (OE.
Spruce), or because it was made from the sprouts of the
spruce. See Sprout
, n., Beer
, and cf. Spruce
, n.] A
kind of beer which is tinctured or flavored with spruce,
either by means of the extract or by decoction.
. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Spruce partridge
. See Spruce
, n., 3.
(Zo["o]l.), a handsome American grouse
) found in Canada and the
Northern United States; -- called also Canada grouse