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

:  a vessel to hold wine or water for the Eucharist
:  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


Next Word in the Dictionary: cruise (verb)
Previous Word in the Dictionary: cruentous
All Words Near: cruet

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up cruet? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).