cruse

noun
\ ˈkrüz How to pronounce cruse (audio) , ˈkrüs How to pronounce cruse (audio) \

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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“Cruse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cruse. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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