plural noun
cru·​di·​tés | \ ˌkrü-di-ˈtā How to pronounce crudités (audio) , krᵫ-dē-ˈtā How to pronounce crudités (audio) \

Definition of crudités

: pieces of raw vegetables (such as celery or carrot sticks) served as an hors d'oeuvre often with a dip

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Recent Examples on the Web The eye-catching grazing boxes at Top Hatters Kitchen & Bar are all about the crudites, with dips like harissa pesto and pepita sauce that reflect the restaurant’s international influences. Janelle Bitker,, "11 San Francisco and Bay Area restaurants offering prime picnic options," 3 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of crudités

1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crudités

French, from plural of crudité rawness, from Latin cruditas indigestion, from crudus

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“Crudités.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of crudités

: pieces of raw vegetables (such as carrots and celery) that are served before a meal usually with a sauce for dipping

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