croissant

noun crois·sant \ krȯ-ˈsänt , krə- ; krwä-ˈsäⁿ \
|Updated on: 7 Jul 2018

Definition of croissant

plural croissants play \krȯ-ˈsänt(s), krə-; krwä-ˈsäⁿ(z)\
: a flaky rich crescent-shaped roll

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Origin and Etymology of croissant

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


CROISSANT Defined for English Language Learners

croissant

Definition of croissant for English Language Learners

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



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