Origin: Middle English ; from Anglo-French diminutive of Old French crue, earthen pot ; from Germanic an unverified form kruka (Ger krug): see crock
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- A small glass bottle for holding a condiment, such as vinegar or oil.
- Ecclesiastical A small vessel for holy water or for water or wine used in the consecration of the Eucharist.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, diminutive of crue, flask, of Germanic origin.