Definition of cru
: a French vineyard producing wine grapes; especially : one formally graded as to the quality of its annual production a claret from one of the better crus
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Origin and Etymology of cru
French, quantity in which something is produced, production, producing field, graded field, from crû (past participle of croître to grow) from Old French crëu — more at crew
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