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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spruce a. [Compar. Sprucer superl. Sprucest ]
 1. Neat, without elegance or dignity; smart; trim; -- formerly applied to things with a serious meaning; now chiefly applied to persons. “Neat and spruce array.”
 2. Sprightly; dashing. [Obs.] “Now, my spruce companions.”
    He is so spruce that he can never be genteel.   --Tatler.
 Syn: -- Finical; neat; trim. See Finical.
 -- Spruce*ly, adv. -- Spruce*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the state of being neat and smart and trim [syn: neatness]