1. A native of Croatia, in Austria; esp., one of the native Slavic race.
2. An irregular soldier, generally from Croatia.
(Cro*a"tian) a. Of or pertaining to Croatia. n. A Croat.
(Cro"ce*in) n. [See Croceous.] (Chem.) A name given to any one of several yellow or scarlet
dyestuffs of artificial production and complex structure. In general they are diazo and sulphonic acid
derivatives of benzene and naphthol.
(Cro"ceous) a. [L. croceus, fr. crocus saffron. See Crocus.] Of, pertaining to, or like,
saffron; deep reddish yellow. [R.]
(Cro"ce*tin) n. (Chem.) A dyestuff, obtained from the Chinese crocin, which produces a brilliant
(Croche) n. [OF. croche, equiv. to F. crochet, croc, hook. See Crotchet, Crook.] A little
bud or knob at the top of a deer's antler.
Crochet hook, Crochet needle, a small hook, or a hooked needle (often of bone), used in crochet
(Cro*chet") n. [F. crochet small hook. See Croche.] A kind of knitting done by means of a
hooked needle, with worsted, silk, or cotton; crochet work. Commonly used adjectively.
(Cro*chet"), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Crocheted (shad"); p. pr. & vb. n. Crocheting ] To knit
with a crochet needle or hook; as, to crochet a shawl.
(Cro"ci*a*ry) n. [See Crosier.] (Eccl.) One who carries the cross before an archbishop. [Obs.]
(Cro*cid"o*lite) n. kroky`s nap on cloth + -lite.]> (Min.) A mineral occuring in silky fibers of
a lavender blue color. It is related to hornblende and is essentially a silicate of iron and soda; called
also blue asbestus. A silicified form, in which the fibers penetrating quartz are changed to oxide of iron,
is the yellow brown tiger-eye of the jewelers.
(Cro"cin) n. [Gr. saffron.] (Chem.) (a) The coloring matter of Chinese yellow pods, the fruit
of Gardenia grandiflora. Watts. (b) A red powder (called also polychroite), which is made from the
saffron (Crocus sativus). See Polychroite.
(Crock) n. [Cf. W. croeg cover, Scot. crochit covered.] The loose black particles collected
from combustion, as on pots and kettles, or in a chimney; soot; smut; also, coloring matter which rubs off
(Crock), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crocked (krokt); p. pr. & vb. n. Crocking.] To soil by contact, as
with soot, or with the coloring matter of badly dyed cloth.
(Crock), v. i. To give off crock or smut.
(Crock), n. A low stool. "I . . . seated her upon a little crock." Tatler.
(Crock) n. [AS. croc, croca, crog, croh; akin to D. kruik, G. krug, Icel. krukka, Dan. krukke,
Sw. kruka; but cf. W. crwc bucket, pail, crochan pot, cregen earthen vessel, jar. Cf. Cruet.] Any
piece of crockery, especially of coarse earthenware; an earthen pot or pitcher.
Like foolish flies about an honey crock.