Spruce vs Scion - What's the difference?

spruce | scion |


As nouns the difference between spruce and scion

is that spruce is (obsolete) prussia while scion is a descendant, especially a first-generation descendant.

spruce

English

Noun

(en-noun)
  • Any of various large coniferous evergreen trees from the genus Picea , found in northern temperate and boreal regions; originally and more fully spruce fir.
  • (uncountable) The wood of a spruce.
  • (used attributively) Made of the wood of the spruce.
  • That spruce table is beautiful!
  • (obsolete) Prussia leather; pruce.
  • * E. Phillips
  • Spruce , a sort of leather corruptly so called for Prussia leather.

    See also

    * (Spruce) * (Picea)

    Adjective

    (er)
  • (comparable) Smart, trim, and elegant in appearance; fastidious (said of a person).
  • * 1919 ,
  • He had great neatness of person, and he continued to wear his spruce black coat and his bowler hat, always a little too small for him, in a dapper, jaunty manner.
  • * 2012 , The Economist, 13th Oct 2012, Plessey returns: Chips with everything
  • The two clean rooms, where chips are made, are sprucer than a hospital theatre.

    Verb

    (spruc)
  • To arrange neatly; tidy up.
  • ) To make oneself spruce (neat and elegant in appearance).
  • To tease.
  • Derived terms

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    scion

    English

    Alternative forms

    * ** *** sioun *** syoun ** *** syon ** *** sien *** sion *** syen *** syon ** *** seyon *** sien *** syen * ** *** cyun ** *** cion ** *** cien *** cion *** cyen *** cyon ** *** cion (now chiefly in botanical senses) * ** *** science *** scyence *** siens *** sient ** *** cions *** cyence *** cyens *** cyons *** sciance *** science *** scient *** sience *** siens *** sient * ** *** scyon ** *** scion *** scioun ** *** scion ** *** scien *** scion *** scyen ** *** scion *** scyon ** *** scion (standard spelling)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A descendant, especially a first-generation descendant.
  • A detached shoot or twig containing buds from a woody plant, used in grafting; a shoot or twig in a general sense.
  • The heir to a throne.
  • A guardian.
  • Quotations

    * '>citation * 1966 , , An Early Passover , Clifton Pub. Co., paperback edition, page 24 *: It was said to him that those people were the scions of Zion. * 1986 , , Penguin, paperback edition, page 72 *: He could show his parents Eliot, scion of Derek Moulthorp, and then how could they say he was throwing his life away?

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