Cruse Cruse (kr?s), n. [Akin to LG. kruus, kroos, mug, jug, jar, D. kroes, G. krause, Icel. krus, Sw. krus, Dan. kruus. Cf. {Crucible}, {Cresset}.] 1. A cup or dish. [1913 Webster]

Take with thee . . . a cruse of honey. --1 Kings xiv. 3. [1913 Webster]

2. A bottle for holding water, oil, honey, etc. [1913 Webster]

So David took . . . the cruse of water. --1 Sam. xxvi. 12. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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