cruet


cru·et

noun \ˈkrü-ət\

: a small glass bottle that is used at the table during meals to hold vinegar, oil, or sauce

: a container or set of containers used at the table during meals to hold salt, pepper, oil, etc.

Full Definition of CRUET

1
:  a vessel to hold wine or water for the Eucharist
2
:  a usually glass bottle used to hold a condiment (as oil or vinegar) for use at the table

Origin of CRUET

Middle English, from Anglo-French, diminutive of Old French crue, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle High German krūche pitcher — more at crock
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Household Terms

curiosity, duvet, fiasco, sham, taper, valance, whatnot

Rhymes with CRUET

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