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English definition of “cruet”


noun [C]     /ˈkruː.ɪt/
UK a container that holds smaller containers of salt and pepper, etc., used when having a mealTable linen and accessories US a glass bottle that holds oil or vinegar for use during a mealContainers for liquids and gases
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