[French grahn kry] /French grɑ̃ ˈkrü/
noun, plural Grands Crus
[French grahn kry] /French grɑ̃ ˈkrü/ (Show IPA). French.
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[kroo; French kry] /kru; French krü/
noun, plural crus
[krooz; French kry] /kruz; French krü/ (Show IPA)
(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/
(winemaking) (in France) a vineyard, group of vineyards, or wine-producing region
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).
[gran-dad-ee] /ˈgrænˌdæd i/ noun, plural granddaddies. Informal. 1. .
[gran-dad] /ˈgrænˌdæd/ noun, Informal. 1. .
- Granddaddy of all something
noun phrase The most venerable, most impressive, largest, etc, of what is named; doyen; dean; MOTHER OF ALL something: The Newport is the granddaddy of all jazz festivals (1956+)
- Granddaddy of them all
The first, oldest, or most respected of its kind, as in That computer is the grandaddy of them all. [ ; c. 1900 ]