cruiskeen

noun cruis·keen \(ˈ)krüsh¦kēn\
variants: or

cruisken

\ˈkrüskə̇n\

Definition of cruiskeen

plural

-s

Irish & Scottish

  1. :  a small pitcher or jug for holding liquor

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Origin and Etymology of cruiskeen

Irish Gaelic crūiscīn & Scottish Gaelic crūisgean, both from (assumed) Middle Dutch croeskijn, diminutive of Middle Dutch croese, crose jug, pitcher — more at cruse


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