from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A vineyard or wine-producing region in France.
  • noun A grade or class of wine.

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  • noun A grade or class of wine; as, premier cru


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from past participle of croître, to grow, from Old French creistre; see crescent.]

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  • November 17, 2009 at 12: 24 pm grand cru is doing free dinner on wed and sat

    Free Lunch 2009

  • Air Force Academy where students are pressured to attend the Crusade's weekly "cru" - (short for crusade) Bible study, American military personnel are, as Campus Crusade's Scot Blom gloats, "government paid missionaries" - when they complete their training.

    U.S. Military's Middle East Crusade for Christ 2008

  • Mr. Sauvion also noted the recent attempt to create a system of Muscadet classification called "cru communal" as a positive development.

    Cheap but Charming: Dipping Into Muscadet Lettie Teague 2011

  • Also included, but by special order, you can order poisson cru, which is a Tahitian specialty, sort of like ceviche. TravelStream? ? Recent Entries at 2010

  • » more cru Investment Management news cru, which is targeting the UAE and the regional investors in the GCC to soon offer a shariah-compliant Fund focused on commercial agriculture in Africa, said that the financial turmoil and the resultant steep fall in the value of conventional market instruments will speed up the pace of the growing affinity towards Islamic finance and real assets globally.

    AME Info Latest News 2008

  • Campus Crusade for Christ (known as "cru" on college campuses) has been providing weekly "God's Basic Training" programs to the U.S.

    Blackwater Founder's Visions of Christian Supremacy in Iraq 2009

  • Let us say Romané-Conti, which is the "cru" that Barty loved best.

    The Martian George Du Maurier 1865

  • Château Les Ormes de Pez, Cru Bourgeois, St-Estèphe, Bordeaux 1995 £35, MajesticFrom the same stable as the very smart bordeaux-classed growth Château Lynch-Bages, this is a perfectly mature Christmas claret from a chateau that regularly outshines its relatively lowly cru bourgeois ranking.

    The 20 best Christmas red wines 2011

  • The left bank cru borgeois wines can also be good bang for the buck wines in great vintages if your craving a cooler climate cabernet sauv based wine.

    What We Drank (July 7, 2009) 2009

  • He vinifies it the same way he does premier cru white Burgundy from Meursault -- with about 50 percent of the wine fermented and aged in new oak barrels.

    Wine: Michael Shaps, a Virginia-Burgundy blend Dave McIntyre 2010


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  • My teacher's accent was trained and true.

    She drilled us till our tongues were bleu.

    In heaven she howls

    To hear the vowels

    That now I'm forced to rhyme with cru.

    March 20, 2014