Definition of cruet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkruːɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkruːɪt//
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a small container, or set of containers, for salt, pepper, oil, etc. for use on the table at meals Word OriginMiddle English (originally relating to a container used for wine or water in the Eucharist at church): from Anglo-Norman French, diminutive of Old French crue ‘pot’, from Old Saxon krūka; related to crock ‘ earthenware pot’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cruet