Definition of crudités in English:


Syllabification: cru·di·tés
Pronunciation: /ˌkro͞odəˈtā


  • Assorted raw vegetables served as an hors d’oeuvre, typically with a sauce into which they may be dipped.
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    • The selection of vegetables includes crudités, such as carrots and celery, mesclun (mixed greens) and sliced tomatoes with pesto and grated Parmesan.
    • Even the snacks are substantial - crudités with guacamole, and an enormous muffin, which despite being ‘wheat-free, gluten-free and dairy-free’ still manages to taste delicious.
    • So don't ditch the fruit salad and crudités just yet.


plural of French crudité 'rawness, crudity', from Latin crudus 'raw, rough'.

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