cruse

[ krooz, kroos ]
/ kruz, krus /
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noun

an earthen pot, bottle, etc., for liquids.

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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Examples from the Web for 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|M.P. Shiel

British Dictionary definitions for cruses

cruse

/ (kruːz) /

noun

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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