transitive verb

Scottish : to cause to dry up, shrink, or shrivel

Word History


Scottish Gaelic crīon to wither; akin to Old Irish crīn withered, Latin caries decay

First Known Use

circa 1513, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of crine was circa 1513

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“Crine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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