cru·​et | \ ˈkrü-ət How to pronounce cruet (audio) \

Definition of cruet

1 : a vessel to hold wine or water for the Eucharist
2 : a usually glass bottle used to hold a condiment (such as oil or vinegar) for use at the table

Examples of cruet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Made by Tokyo’s oldest glassmaker, Hirota Glass, this delicate soy sauce cruet has milky, opalescent stripes and holds five ounces of liquid. Mackenzie Chung Fegan, Bon Appétit, 17 Nov. 2020 Fink’s student sets a four-piece silver cruet for salt, white pepper, black pepper, and mustard above the forks. Rachel Stafler, Town & Country, 27 Sep. 2019 Quick took photos of the keepsakes, made 3D scans of them, then remade and re-imagined the objects —the vintage typewriter, the rosewater cruet, the knife block carved from a redwood telephone pole — in clear resin. San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Sep. 2019 But legend had it that in that place was a grail chalice, or two cruets rather, one of blood and one of sweat. Ryan Parker, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Aug. 2019 The 1920s were the last gasp for the firm, under the blingier designer Dagobert Peche, whose mirrors and cruets were as florid as his predecessors’ were straitlaced. New York Times, 14 Dec. 2017 Special menu includes Mom's pot roast with braised vegetables, puff pastry seafood cruet with lobster sauce, prime rib, salmon, Waldorf salad and strawberry shortcake with French vanilla ice cream. Shonda Talerico Dudlicek, Naperville Sun, 4 May 2017 This tidy soy sauce glass cruet is designed with an effective no-drip pouring spout built into the stopper: Soy Sauce Cruet, $40 ($36 for members), Florence Fabricant, New York Times, 23 Jan. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of cruet

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cruet

Middle English, from Anglo-French, diminutive of Old French crue, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle High German krūche pitcher — more at crock

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“Cruet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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