Dictionary

widow's cruse

noun

Definition of WIDOW'S CRUSE

:  an inexhaustible supply

Origin of WIDOW'S CRUSE

from the widow's cruse of oil that miraculously supplies Elijah during a famine (I Kings 17:8–16)
First Known Use: 1729

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: widow's frillPrevious Word in the Dictionary: widow's–crossAll Words Near: widow's cruse
March 27, 2015
quiescent Hear it
Tranquilly at rest or causing no trouble
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears