noun crois·sant \kr-ˈsänt, krə-; krwä-ˈsäⁿ\

: a type of roll that has a curved shape and that is usually eaten at breakfast

plural croissants \-ˈsänt(s), -ˈsäⁿ(z)\

Full Definition of CROISSANT

:  a flaky rich crescent-shaped roll


French, literally, crescent, from Middle French, from present participle of croistre to grow, from Latin crescere — more at crescent
First Known Use: 1875

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel


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