- an earthen pot, bottle, etc., for liquids.
Origin of cruse
Examples from the Web for cruses
In every case I found below-decks a number of cruses of corn-brandy, marked aquavit, two of which I took into the pram.The Purple Cloud
- a small earthenware container used, esp formerly, for liquids
Word Origin and History for cruses
"small vessel for liquids," early 15c., perhaps related to Old Norse krus "pot, tankard," from a general Germanic root of unknown origin. Cf. Middle Dutch cruese, Dutch kroes "cup, pot, mug," Middle Low German krus, Danish krus "mug, jug," German Krause "jug, mug."