- an earthen pot, bottle, etc., for liquids.
Origin of cruse
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Historical Examples of 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 for cruse
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."