a small glass bottle, as for serving vinegar or oil at the table
Origin of cruetMiddle English from Anglo-Fr, diminutive of Old French crue, earthen pot from Germanic an unverified form kruka (Ger krug): see crock
- A small bottle for holding a condiment, such as vinegar or oil.
- Ecclesiastical A small vessel for holy water or for water or wine used in the consecration of the Eucharist.
Origin of cruetMiddle English from Old French diminutive of crue flask of Germanic origin
From Anglo-Norman cruet, diminutive of Old French crue (“an earthen pot”).