widow's cruse


noun

an inexhaustible supply of something: in allusion to the miracle of the cruse of oil in 1 Kings 17:10–16 and 2 Kings 4:1–7.

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Origin of widow's cruse

First recorded in 1600–10
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British Dictionary definitions for widow's cruse

widow's cruse

noun

an endless or unfailing source of supply

Word Origin for widow's cruse

allusion to I Kings 17:16
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