P excelsa
Spruce Spruce (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}, a.] 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}), besides several others in the far Northwest. See {Picea}. [1913 Webster]

2. The wood or timber of the spruce tree. [1913 Webster]

3. Prussia leather; pruce. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Spruce, a sort of leather corruptly so called for Prussia leather. --E. Phillips. [1913 Webster]

{Douglas spruce} (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.

{Hemlock spruce} (Bot.), a graceful coniferous tree ({Tsuga Canadensis}) of North America. Its timber is valuable, and the bark is largely used in tanning leather.

{Spruce beer}. [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.

{Spruce grouse}. (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Spruce partridge}, below.

{Spruce leather}. See {Spruce}, n., 3.

{Spruce partridge} (Zo["o]l.), a handsome American grouse ({Dendragapus Canadensis}) found in Canada and the Northern United States; -- called also {Canada grouse}. [1913 Webster]


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  • P alba — Spruce Spruce (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}, a.] 1. (Bot.) Any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • P nigra — Spruce Spruce (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}, a.] 1. (Bot.) Any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • excelsa — BRAD, brazi, s.m. 1. Arbore din familia pinaceelor care creşte în zona muntoasă, înalt până la 50 m, cu tulpina dreaptă, cu frunzele în formă de ace de culoare verde închis, persistente, cu florile şi seminţele în conuri (Abies alba); p. gener.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Picconia excelsa — Taxobox name = Picconia excelsa image width = 240px image caption = status = VU | status system = IUCN2.3 regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Lamiales familia = Oleaceae genus = Picconia species = P. excelsa… …   Wikipedia

  • Picrasma excelsa — taxobox name = Picrasma excelsa status = VU status system = IUCN2.3 regnum = Plantae unranked divisio = Angiosperms unranked classis = Eudicots unranked ordo = Rosids ordo = Sapindales familia = Simaroubaceae genus = Picrasma species = P. excelsa …   Wikipedia

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  • Perrottetia excelsa — Taxobox status = VU | status system = IUCN2.3 regnum = Plantae unranked divisio = Angiosperms unranked classis = Eudicots unranked ordo = Rosids ordo = Huerteales genus = Perrottetia species = P. excelsa binomial = Perrottetia excelsa binomial… …   Wikipedia

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  • Alphitonia excelsa — Taxobox name = Alphitonia excelsa regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Rosales familia = Rhamnaceae genus = Alphitonia species = A. excelsa binomial = Alphitonia excelsa binomial authority = (Fenzl) Benth.… …   Wikipedia

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