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cranreuch

[krahn-ruhkh]
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noun Scot.
  1. hoarfrost.
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Origin of cranreuch

1675–85; apparently < Scots Gaelic phrase crann reodhach frosty tree, equivalent to crann tree + reodh frost, hoarfrost + -ach adj. suffix
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  • The ground was thickly covered with cranreuch, and life still remained in numbers of both armies, who begged earnestly for water.

    Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 424, New Series, February 14, 1852

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