cruiskeen

noun
cruis·​keen | \ (ˈ)krüsh¦kēn \
variants: or cruisken \ ˈkrüskə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of cruiskeen

Irish & Scottish
: a small pitcher or jug for holding liquor

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History and Etymology for cruiskeen

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

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“Cruiskeen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cruiskeen. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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