[kroo-di-tey; French kry-dee-tey]
noun (used with a singular or plural verb) French Cookery.
an appetizer consisting of a variety of raw vegetables, usually cut into strips or bite-size pieces, and served with a dip.

1965–70; < French, plural of crudité literally, rawness, crudity Unabridged
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crudités (ˌkruːdɪˈteɪ)
pl n
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]

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Word Origin & History

1960, from Fr., lit. "raw things" (see crude).
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