Other Word Forms
Origin of creel
- Middle English crel from Old French creille latticework from Latin crātīcula gridiron diminutive of crātis wickerwork
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Uncertain. Possibly from Middle English crele, from a Old French root *creille, variant of greille (cf. French grille), from Latin crāticula. The English word may also have been of Scottish origin originally.