widow's cruse

noun

Definition of widow's cruse

: an inexhaustible supply

First Known Use of widow's cruse

1729, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for widow's cruse

from the widow's cruse of oil that miraculously supplies Elijah during a famine (I Kings 17:8–16)

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“Widow's cruse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/widow%27s%20cruse. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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