crudités

plural noun
cru·di·tés | \ˌkrü-di-ˈtā, krᵫ-dē-ˈtā \

Definition of crudités 

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

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

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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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