- a small earthenware container used, esp formerly, for liquids
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
Ceramicsan earthen pot, bottle, etc., for liquids.
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)