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Line breaks: cru|di¦tés
Pronunciation: /ˈkruːdɪteɪ

Definition of crudités in English:

plural noun

Mixed raw vegetables served as an hors d’oeuvre, typically with a sauce into which they may be dipped.
Example sentences
  • 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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