[ krooz, kroos ]
/ kruz, krus /
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an earthen pot, bottle, etc., for liquids.
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Origin of cruse
1225–75; Middle English crouse (Old English crūse; cognate with German Krause pot with lid), conflated with croo (Old English crōg, crōh; cognate with German Krug jug)
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How to use cruse in a sentence
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|M.P. Shiel
The skins of these animals serve for an infinity of purposes, and even cruses are made of them for holding water or liquors.Delineations of the Ox Tribe|George Vasey
British Dictionary definitions for cruse
/ (kruːz) /
a small earthenware container used, esp formerly, for liquids
Word Origin for cruse
Old English crūse; related to Middle High German krūse, Dutch kroes jug
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