cruse

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English crouse, from Old English crūse ‎(jar, cruse), from Proto-Germanic *krūsōn, *krūsaz ‎(jar, pot, collar, jug). Cognate with German Krause ‎(pot with a lid), Icelandic krús ‎(jar, jug). Merged with Middle English croo ‎(pot, pitcher), from Old English crōg ‎(crock, pitcher, vessel). More at crock.

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  • IPA(key): /kruːs/, /kruːz/
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Noun[edit]

cruse ‎(plural cruses)

  1. A small jar used to hold liquid, such as oil or water.
  2. (heraldry) An oil lamp or similar emblem.

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