crudités

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plural noun cru·di·tés \krue-dē-tā, ˌkrü-di-ˈtā\

Definition of crudités

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

Origin and Etymology of crudités

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


First Known Use: 1960


CRUDITÉS Defined for English Language Learners

crudités

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plural noun cru·di·tés \krue-dē-tā, ˌkrü-di-ˈtā\

Definition of crudités for English Language Learners

  • : 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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