- an earthen pot, bottle, etc., for liquids.
Origin of cruse
Examples from the Web for cruse
We all have only our one cruse of energy given us to make the best of.A Pair of Blue Eyes
The better rendering is "cruse" or "flask" instead of "box."Jesus the Christ
James Edward Talmage
God is good;—the "barrel of meal" does not fail, nor the "cruse of oil."Little Ferns For Fanny's Little Friends
Mark you, preacher, it is not enough that you are a cruse; you must be filled with that which heals.Broken Bread
And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail.Familiar Quotations
- a small earthenware container used, esp formerly, for liquids
Word Origin and History for cruse
"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."