Premier Cru

[ pruh-myey kry ]
/ prə myeɪ ˈkrü /

noun, plural Pre·miers Crus [pruh-myey kry] /prə myeɪ ˈkrü/. French.

See under cru.

Definition for premier cru (2 of 2)

[ 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).

Origin of cru

1815–25; < French, noun use of crû, past participle of croître to grow < Latin crēscere Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for premier cru

/ (kruː, French kry) /


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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