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crudités

[ 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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Origin of crudités

1965–70; <French, plural of crudité literally, rawness, crudity
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British Dictionary definitions for crudités

crudités
/ (ˌkruːdɪˈteɪ) /

pl n

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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