cruse

noun
\ ˈkrüz , ˈkrüs \

Definition of cruse 

: a small vessel (such as a jar or pot) for holding a liquid (such as water or oil)

First Known Use of cruse

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cruse

Middle English; akin to Old English crūse pitcher

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