Crout vs Croft - What's the difference?

crout | croft |

As a noun crout

is (archaic) sauerkraut.

As a proper noun croft is

, from the common noun croft, and from places named croft.




  • (archaic) sauerkraut
  • * 1869 , Edward Parmelee Smith, Incidents of the United States Christian commission (page 419)
  • It was an invoice from the town of Lebanon, Ohio, of thirty-four barrels of crout and pickled cabbage. I could not help crying out on the spot — "Thank God for Lebanon! Thank God for the crout and cabbage."




    (en noun)
  • A fenced piece of land, especially in Scotland, usually small and arable and used for small-scale food production and usually with a crofter's dwelling thereon.
  • * 1819 , Keats, :
  • Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft
    The red-breast whistles from a garden-croft ;
  • (archaic) A carafe.
  • Derived terms

    * crofter * crofting * undercroft