crois·​sant | \ krȯ-ˈsänt How to pronounce croissant (audio) , krə-; krwä-ˈsäⁿ How to pronounce croissant (audio) \
plural croissants\ krȯ-​ˈsänt(s) How to pronounce croissants (audio) , krə-​ ; krwä-​ˈsäⁿ(z) \

Definition of croissant

: a flaky rich crescent-shaped roll

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Fry until the croissants are crisp, golden and fragrant. Vogue, "Swedish Chef Sofia Wood Shares Two Recipes for Semlor Pastries—Plus Schnayderman’s Shirts Offers a Calorie-Free Option," 4 Mar. 2019 And sandwiche jambon or fresh croissant anywhere at right time. Aurelie Corinthios,, "Patton Oswalt Shares Anthony Bourdain's Personal Paris Recommendations: 'Live Your Life'," 11 June 2018 Welcome to Paris Fashion Week, where fashion's finest flock to take part in the glamour, the croissants, and of course, la mode. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Jennifer Lawrence Gets a French Girl Makeover for Paris Fashion Week," 26 Feb. 2019 Other brunch highlights include smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, the signature scone (a hybrid scone-croissant), and homemade doughnuts. Karin Eldor, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Brunches in Montreal," 6 Aug. 2018 Gelato gets packed in a croissant, doused in espresso, and made into sundaes and shakes at this Disney Springs eatery. Lauren Delgado,, "Take a break from steamy summer with cool, creamy gelato," 12 July 2018 Craig LaBan, meanwhile, shares his favorite croissants. Michael Klein,, "Philly dining with a view | Let's Eat," 13 June 2018 That means booking a cozy room in Le Pavillon de la Reine or Maison Souquet , and spending lots of time in Paris's best bakeries and cafes, snacking on croissants and café. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "12 Days of Deals: U.S. to Paris, Amsterdam from $120," 17 Dec. 2018 The orderboard announces the day’s special as a bagel, croissant, or multigrain bread with a choice of toppings for $3.99. Celeste Katz, Glamour, "A Tale of Two Cities: A Snapshot of Washington D.C. On the Historic Kavanaugh-Ford Hearing Day," 27 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of croissant

1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for croissant

French, literally, crescent, from Middle French, from present participle of croistre to grow, from Latin crescere — more at crescent

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English Language Learners Definition of croissant

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

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