Cru



[kroo; French kry] /kru; French krü/

noun, plural crus
[krooz; French kry] /kruz; French krü/ (Show IPA)
1.
(in France) a vineyard producing wine of high quality, sometimes classified by the government as either a Great Growth (Grand Cru) or a First Growth (Premier Cru)
/kruː; French kry/
noun
1.
(winemaking) (in France) a vineyard, group of vineyards, or wine-producing region
n.

from French cru “vineyard,” literally “growth” (16c.), from Old French crois (12c.; Modern French croît), from croiss-, stem of croistre “growth, augment, increase,” ultimately from Latin crescere “come forth, spring up, grow, thrive” (see crescent).
Crux (constellation)

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