Definition of crudités in English:

crudités

plural noun

  • Assorted raw vegetables served as an hors d'oeuvre, typically with a sauce into which they may be dipped.

    • ‘Nibbles like crudités can be chopped and stored in plastic bags in the refrigerator.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Have a large bowl of lentil soup with a warm granary roll and some crunchy crudités.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Especially when coupled with some crudités, houmous represents a decent savoury snack.’
    • ‘Aren't you supposed to be picking at cottage cheese or crudités or something?’
    • ‘So don't ditch the fruit salad and crudités just yet.’
    • ‘The selection of vegetables includes crudités, such as carrots and celery, mesclun (mixed greens) and sliced tomatoes with pesto and grated Parmesan.’
    • ‘If you said you were giving them crudités, there'd be a mutiny, but get them to help carve’
    • ‘Any leftovers are excellent served with crudités later in the day.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

crudités

/ˌkro͞odəˈtā/