One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Mixed raw vegetables served as an hors d'oeuvre, typically with a sauce into which they may be dipped.
- ‘Have a large bowl of lentil soup with a warm granary roll and some crunchy crudités.’
- ‘The selection of vegetables includes crudités, such as carrots and celery, mesclun (mixed greens) and sliced tomatoes with pesto and grated Parmesan.’
- ‘For unconventional carrot flavor, it would be a shame to limit carrots to routine crudités when they can grace a buttery scone as Orange-Carrot Marmalade or spice up a meal as a savory pickle.’
- ‘As guests sip champagne and nibble crudités, the auditorium lights dim, music swells, and a huge video screen displays a young Formula One driver filmed that morning in Brescia, Italy.’
- ‘Especially when coupled with some crudités, houmous represents a decent savoury snack.’
- ‘So don't ditch the fruit salad and crudités just yet.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Aren't you supposed to be picking at cottage cheese or crudités or something?’
- ‘If you said you were giving them crudités, there'd be a mutiny, but get them to help carve’
- ‘Nibbles like crudités can be chopped and stored in plastic bags in the refrigerator.’
- ‘Any leftovers are excellent served with crudités later in the day.’
Plural of French crudité ‘rawness, crudity’, from Latin crudus ‘raw, rough’.
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