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cruet

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noun cru·et \ˈkrü-ət\

Simple Definition of cruet

  • : 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. 1 :  a vessel to hold wine or water for the Eucharist

  2. 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

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