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Cut raw vegetables, such as carrot sticks and pepper strips, served often with a dip as an appetizer.
[French, pl. of crudité, rawness, from Old French crudite, from Latin crūditās, indigestion, undigested food, from crūdus, raw; see crude.]
(Cookery) a selection of raw vegetables, usually cut into strips or small chunks and served, with a dip, as an hors d'oeuvre
[C20: from French, plural of crudité, literally: rawness]
cru•di•tés(ˌkru dɪˈteɪ; Fr. krü diˈteɪ)
raw vegetables cut into pieces and served with a dip as an appetizer.
[1965–70; < French, pl. of crudité literally, rawness, crudity]
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appetiser, appetizer, starter - food or drink to stimulate the appetite (usually served before a meal or as the first course)
celery stick - celery stalks cut into small sticks
carrot stick - a stick of carrot eaten raw