English [ edit ]
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Etymology [ edit ]
Anglo-Norman , diminutive of cruet Old French crue ( “ an earthen pot ” ).
Pronunciation [ edit ]
IPA (: key) /ˈkɹu.ɪt/
cruet ( plural ) cruets
bottle or container used to hold a condiment, such as salt, pepper, oil, or vinegar, for use at a dining table.
1851, Herman Melville, , Moby Dick chapter 17
Mrs. Hussey soon appeared, with a mustard-pot in one hand and a vinegar-
cruet in the other, having just broken away from the occupation of attending to the castors, and scolding her little black boy meantime.
( Britain ) A stand for these containers.
1931, Francis Beeding, “1/1”, in Death Walks in Eastrepps : 
He [… ] even had a second slice of lamb, for he was hungry. During the meal, as was his custom, he read from a book propped up against the cruet. A small
vessel used to hold wine or water for the Eucharist.
Translations [ edit ]
A small bottle or container used to hold a condiment
A small vessel used to hold wine or water for the Eucharist
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