cru

[ kroo; French kry ]
/ kru; French krü /

noun, plural crus [krooz; French kry]. /kruz; French krü/.

(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 ).

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Origin of cru

1815–25; <French, noun use of crû, past participle of croître to grow <Latin crēscere
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British Dictionary definitions for cru

cru
/ (kruː, French kry) /

noun

winemaking (in France) a vineyard, group of vineyards, or wine-producing region

Word Origin for cru

from French: production, from crû, past participle of croître to grow
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