The Word of the Day comes from the delightful THINGS IN JARS by the delightful Jess Kidd.
A cruet, also called a caster, is a small flat-bottomed vessel with a narrow neck. Cruets often have an integral lip or spout, and may also have a handle. Unlike a small carafe, a cruet has a stopper or lid. Cruets are normally made from glass, ceramic, or stainless steel.