cruet
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, diminutive of Old French crue, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle High German krūche pitcher — more at crock Date: 14th century 1. a vessel to hold wine or water for the Eucharist 2. a usually glass bottle used to hold a condiment (as oil or vinegar) for use at the table

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  • Cruet — • A small vessel used for containing the wine and water required for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Cruet     Cruet      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Cruet — Cru et (kr[udd] [e^]t), n. [Anglo French cruet, a dim. from OF. crue, cruie; of German or Celtic origin, and akin to E. crock an earthen vessel.] 1. A bottle or vessel; esp., a vial or small glass bottle for holding vinegar, oil, pepper, or the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cruet — small glass bottle for vinegar, oil, etc., c.1300, Anglo Fr. dim. of O.Fr. crue an earthen pot, from Frank. *kruka (Cf. O.H.G. kruog), related to CROCK (Cf. crock) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cruet — ► NOUN 1) a small container for salt, pepper, oil, or vinegar for use at a dining table. 2) Brit. a stand holding such containers. 3) a small container for the wine or water to be used in the celebration of the Eucharist. ORIGIN Old French, small …   English terms dictionary

  • cruet — [kro͞o′it] n. [ME < Anglo Fr, dim. of OFr crue, earthen pot < Gmc * kruka (Ger krug): see CROCK1] a small glass bottle, as for holding vinegar or oil for the table …   English World dictionary

  • Cruet — This article is about small bottles. For stands for condiment containers, see cruet stand. For the town in France, see Cruet, Savoie. Cruet bottle, 1780–1800 V A Museum no. 118 1907 A cruet ( …   Wikipedia

  • Cruet — 45° 31′ 44″ N 6° 05′ 32″ E / 45.5288888889, 6.09222222222 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • cruet — [[t]kru͟ːɪt[/t]] cruets 1) N COUNT A cruet is a small container, or set of containers, for salt, pepper, or mustard which is used at meals. [BRIT] ...a cruet set. 2) N COUNT A cruet is a small glass bottle that contains oil or vinegar and is used …   English dictionary

  • Cruet — Original name in latin Cruet Name in other language Cruet State code FR Continent/City Europe/Paris longitude 45.5289 latitude 6.0922 altitude 358 Population 1057 Date 2010 12 13 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • cruet — UK [ˈkruːɪt] / US [ˈkruɪt] noun [countable] Word forms cruet : singular cruet plural cruets 1) a small container for salt, pepper, or other condiments, or an object that holds a set of these containers, used during a meal 2) American a small… …   English dictionary

  • cruet — /ˈkruət / (say kroohuht) noun 1. a set, on a stand, of containers for salt, pepper, and mustard or for vinegar and oil. 2. an individual container. 3. any of the contents. 4. Ecclesiastical one of the vessels used in the celebration of the mass… …   Australian English dictionary

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