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.