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[kroo-di-tey; French kry-dee-tey] /ˌkru dɪˈteɪ; French krü diˈteɪ/
noun, (used with a singular or plural verb) French Cookery.
an appetizer consisting of a variety of raw vegetables, usually cut into strips or bite-size pieces, and served with a dip.
Origin of crudités
1965-70; < French, plural of crudité literally, rawness, crudity Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for crudites


plural noun
a selection of raw vegetables, usually cut into strips or small chunks and served, with a dip, as an hors d'oeuvre
Word Origin
C20: from French, plural of crudité, literally: rawness
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Word Origin and History for crudites

1960, from French crudités, literally "raw things" (see crudity).

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