cru

noun

ˈkrü,
-rᵫ̅
plural crus -üz How to pronounce cru (audio)
-ᵫ̅(z)
: 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

Word History

Etymology

French, quantity in which something is produced, production, producing field, graded field, from crû (past participle of croître to grow) from Old French crëu

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“Cru.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cru. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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