noun Etymology: probably modification of Scottish Gaelic crannreotha Date: 1682 Scottish hoarfrost, rime

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  • cranreuch — /krahn reuhkh/, n. Scot. hoarfrost. [1675 85; appar. < ScotGael phrase crann reodhach frosty tree, equiv. to crann tree + reodh frost, hoarfrost + ach adj. suffix] * * * …   Universalium

  • cranreuch — cran·reuch …   English syllables

  • cranreuch — ˈkran(ˌ)ru̇ḵ noun ( s) Etymology: alteration of earlier cranra, crainroch, probably modification of Scottish Gaelic crannreotha, crannreothadh, perhaps from crann to wither + reotha, reodhadh frost; perhaps akin to Old Irish crann tree and to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • frost — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. rime, hoarfrost, cranreuch; coldness, cold. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Temperature that causes freezing] Syn. freeze, drop, killing frost; see cold 1 . 2. [Frozen dew or vapor] Syn. blight, hoarfrost,… …   English dictionary for students

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