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croustade

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noun crous·tade \krü-ˈstäd\

Definition of croustade

  1. :  a crisp shell (as of toast or puff pastry) in which to serve food



Origin and Etymology of croustade

French, probably from Italian crostata tart, from crosta pastry shell, crust, from Latin crusta — more at crust


First Known Use: circa 1845


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