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cru·et

 (kro͞o′ĭt)
n.
1. A small bottle for holding a condiment, such as vinegar or oil.
2. Ecclesiastical A small vessel for holy water or for water or wine used in the consecration of the Eucharist.

[Middle English, from Old French, diminutive of crue, flask, of Germanic origin.]

cruet

(ˈkruːɪt)
n
1. (Cookery) a small container for holding pepper, salt, vinegar, oil, etc, at table
2. (Cookery) a set of such containers, esp on a stand
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity either of a pair of small containers for the wine and water used in the Eucharist
4. Austral a slang word for head1
5. do one's cruet slang Austral to be extremely angry; go into a rage
pl n
(Anatomy) slang Austral the testicles
[C13: from Anglo-French, diminutive of Old French crue flask, of Germanic origin; compare Old Saxon krūka, Old English crūce pot]

cru•et

(ˈkru ɪt)

n.
a glass bottle, esp. one for holding vinegar, oil, etc., for the table.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, = Old French cru(i)e pitcher (< Frankish *krūka; compare Old English crūce pot) + -et -et]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cruet - bottle that holds wine or oil or vinegar for the tablecruet - bottle that holds wine or oil or vinegar for the table
bottle - a glass or plastic vessel used for storing drinks or other liquids; typically cylindrical without handles and with a narrow neck that can be plugged or capped
Translations
حامِل القارورَةقارورَة
pepřenka ajslánkastojánek na ocet a olej aj
peberkværnplatmenagesaltkar
ecet-olajtartó
borîstandur fyrir stauka og flöskursalt-/piparstaukur, edik-/olíuflaska
indelisprieskonių indelių komplektas
etiķa u.tml. trauciņšgaršvielu trauciņu komplektspiparnīcasālnīca
koreničkasoľnička
kavanozlezzet takımışişe

cruet

[ˈkruːɪt] N (= oil and vinegar) → vinagrera f, alcuza f (Bol, Chile); (= stand) → vinagreras fpl, alcuzas fpl (Bol, Chile)

cruet

[ˈkruːɪt] n
(British) (for salt and pepper)service m à condiments
(US) (for oil, vinegar)burette f; (to put both bottles on)huilier m

cruet

n
(= set)Gewürzständer m, → Menage f; (for oil) → Krügchen nt; would you pass the cruet?könnten Sie mir bitte die Gewürze reichen?
(Eccl) → Krügchen nt

cruet

[ˈkruːɪt] nsaliera e pepiera

cruet

(ˈkruːit) noun
1. a small jar or bottle for salt, pepper, vinegar etc.
2. (also ˈcruet-stand) a holder for such jars etc, often with them on it.
References in classic literature ?
"You must remember that mustard, vinegar, oil and so on vanished with the cruet and the burglar."
He threw the cruet in the dustbin-- where I found it, along with other silver--for the sake of a burglary blind.
"Out!" exclaimed her husband, with something like genuine consternation in his voice as he laid down the vinegar cruet and looked at her through his glasses.
It must always be done at night, so that Jurgis could go along; and even if it were only a pepper cruet, or half a dozen glasses for ten cents, that was enough for an expedition.
There was a gorgeous banquet ready spread for the third act, consisting of two pasteboard vases, one plate of biscuits, a black bottle, and a vinegar cruet; and, in short, everything was on a scale of the utmost splendour and preparation.
He was still lingering in the pantry in the greatness of his zeal, giving a rub-up to a plated cruet stand the last thing before going to bed.
On each table is a caster- stand, containing cruets of condiments and seasons.
It's poor eating where the flavour o' the meat lies i' the cruets. There's folks as make bad butter and trusten to the salt t' hide it."
On the sideboard a variety of miscellaneous articles were huddled together, the most conspicuous of which were some very cloudy fish-sauce cruets, a couple of driving-boxes, two or three whips, and as many travelling shawls, a tray of knives and forks, and the mustard.
A silver suite, comprising a pair of three light candelabra, a pair of silver decanter stands, a silver condiment set and a silver cruet, made by silversmith Anthony Elson realised over PS10,000 at auction.
And if you want to be up-market, there's always Lytham St Annes for a better class of cruet.
At this point we turn left (with "The Old Mistal" opposite) to make our way down the slope past Cruet Fold (right) to follow the left hand bend past Dale Close (left) and Hollins Close (right) before the Methodist Chapel dominates the roadside on our left.