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cruse

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English crouse, from Old English crūse (jar, cruse), from Proto-Germanic *krūsōn, *krūsaz (jar, pot, collar, jug). Cognate with German Krause (pot with a lid), Icelandic krús (jar, jug). Merged with Middle English croo (pot, pitcher), from Old English crōg (crock, pitcher, vessel). More at crock.

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  • IPA(key): /kruːs/, /kruːz/
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NounEdit

cruse (plural cruses)

  1. A small jar used to hold liquid, such as oil or water.
  2. (heraldry) An oil lamp or similar emblem.

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