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

Definition of croissant

: a flaky rich crescent-shaped roll

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My French is already halfway acceptable and croissants exist, so my hopes are high for a temporary life in France. Jen Mcguire, Good Housekeeping, "I Raised Four Sons as a Single Mom. Now That They're Grown, I'm Off to Europe.," 17 Dec. 2018 The recipes and photography are inspirational but not at all intimidating, and while there are new ideas and fun flavor combinations, absent are the 16-page treatises on how to construct a towering croquembouche or make croissants from scratch. Margaux Laskey, The Seattle Times, "Wrap up one of these sweet cookbooks for the home bakers in your life," 11 Dec. 2018 Think: croissants that light up, decadent beauty gifts, and ones that dazzle, then largely disappear! Vogue, "Still in Need of a Gift? 35 Dreamy Gifts to Impress the Chicest Women on Your List," 8 Dec. 2018 There were no croissants at Tuesday’s meeting, but there was a bowl of Hershey’s chocolates and discussion over the World Cup, the mayor’s office said. New York Times, "Nearly 6 Months on the Job, the Subway Chief Finally Meets the Mayor," 10 July 2018 My guide taught me how to scrutinize and savor baguettes, croissants and cheese, and how to appreciate the French as expert eaters. Rick Steves' Europe, The Seattle Times, "Specialized tours enrich travel," 14 Nov. 2018 As far as design objets go, these ones are fairly affordable—with shipping to the U.S. included, the croissant goes for about $80. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "All I Want for Christmas Is a Light-Up Croissant," 3 Dec. 2018 The Ispahan croissant is a particular favorite, made with raspberry, rose, and lychee. Bridget Hallinan, Condé Nast Traveler, "Flight Deal: U.S. to Paris from $440 Round-Trip," 23 Aug. 2018 How to Have a Perfect Day in Singapore Pick up almond croissants and flat whites from Tiong Bahru Bakery and have a picnic in the Singapore Botanic Gardens . Laura Dannen Redman, Condé Nast Traveler, "What to Do in Singapore: The (Mini) Black Book," 14 Nov. 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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