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n. pl. crus
1. A vineyard or wine-producing region in France.
2. A grade or class of wine: premier cru.
[French, from past participle of croître, to grow, from Old French creistre; see crescent.]
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cru(kruː; French kry)
(Brewing) winemaking (in France) a vineyard, group of vineyards, or wine-producing region
[from French: production, from crû, past participle of croître to grow]
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cru(kru; Fr. krü)
n., pl. crus (kro̅o̅z; Fr. kry).
1. a French vineyard producing wine usu. of high quality.
2. a wine or category of wine produced by such a vineyard.
[1815–25; < French, n. use of crû, past participle of croître to grow < Latin crēscere]
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