from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. Cut raw vegetables, such as carrot sticks and pepper strips, served often with a dip as an appetizer.
French, pl. of crudité, rawness, from Old French crudite, from Latin crūditās, indigestion, undigested food, from crūdus, raw; see crude.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)