[ kroo-di-tey; French kry-dee-tey ]
/ ˌkru dɪˈteɪ; French krü diˈteɪ /
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noun (used with a singular or plural verb)French Cooking.
an appetizer consisting of a variety of raw vegetables, usually cut into strips or bite-size pieces, and served with a dip.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of crudités
1965–70; <French, plural of crudité literally, rawness, crudity
Words nearby crudités
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British Dictionary definitions for crudités
/ (ˌkruːdɪˈteɪ) /
a selection of raw vegetables, usually cut into strips or small chunks and served, with a dip, as an hors d'oeuvre
Word Origin for crudités
C20: from French, plural of crudité, literally: rawness
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