- (in France) a vineyard producing wine of high quality, sometimes classified by the government as either a Great Growth (Grand Cru) or a First Growth (Premier Cru).
Origin of cru
Examples from the Web for cru
As its former name implies, Cru is best known for its campus outreach: Bible study groups and the like.
CCC—sorry, Cru—is at once better known and lesser known than these groups.
Let us say Romané‑Conti, which is the "cru" that Barty loved best.The Martian
George Du Maurier
On a cru reconnatre que les proportions de cette statue se rapprochaient beaucoup des proportions prscrites par Polyclte.Walks in Rome
Augustus J.C. Hare
Cru′ciform, in the form of a cross; Crucig′erous, bearing a cross.
Moreover, though he was of the right third or fourth cru of mil-huit-cent-trente, there was something wanting in his execution.A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2
An' them hosses won't trot 'less I lick 'em, an' ef I lick 'em I'm guilty o' cru'lty ter animals—includin' myself.Mary Louise in the Country
L. Frank Baum (AKA Edith Van Dyne)
- winemaking (in France) a vineyard, group of vineyards, or wine-producing region
Word Origin and History for cru
from French cru "vineyard," literally "growth" (16c.), from Old French crois (12c.; Modern French croît), from croiss-, stem of croistre "growth, augment, increase," ultimately from Latin crescere "come forth, spring up, grow, thrive" (see crescent).