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cruet

Pronunciation: /ˈkruːət; ˈkruːɪt/

Translation of cruet in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 [Cookery/Cocina] vinagrera (feminine), aceitera (feminine), alcuza (feminine) (Chile) (before noun/delante del nombre) cruet stand vinagreras (feminine plural), convoy (masculine) (Spain/España) , alcuzas (feminine plural) (Chile)
    Example sentences
    • ‘I've got my eye on a salt and pepper cruet set - they're only £18,’ she said.
    • He also worked on virtually every form of vessel, large and small, from salts and cruets to beakers to candelabra, and from tureens to rose water sprinklers.
    • These items included decanters, beakers, essence-bottles, cruets, wash-hand bowls, sweetmeat saucers, epergnes, vases, lemonade cups, ‘gugglets’, and ‘four elegant cut candlesticks enamel'd mosaik work very rich’.
    1.2 [Religion/Religión] vinajeras (feminine plural)
    Example sentences
    • I took the finger towel and glass cruets of water and wine to the credence table at the right of the altar and put out the bell on the step where I would be kneeling at the consecration.
    • The sacristians were in the sacristy to see all was in order, vestments laid out, candles lit, cruets filled with water and wine.
    • A table by the bedside, covered in a clean white cloth, held two lighted blessed candles, a crucifix, a cruet of holy water and a sprinkler.

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