WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
cruse  (kro̅o̅z, kro̅o̅s), 
n. 

    Ceramicsan earthen pot, bottle, etc., for liquids.
Etymology:1225–75;
Middle English crouse (Old English crūse;
cognate with German Krause pot with lid), conflated with croo (Old English crōg, crōh;
cognate with German Krug jug)


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

cruse /kruːz/ n
  1. a small earthenware container used, esp formerly, for liquids
Etymology: Old English crūse; related to Middle High German krūse, Dutch kroes jug



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