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

Examples of croissant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Autumn specials include a classic ham-and-cheese croissant with a jam of late-season tomatoes. Adam Lukach,, "A new bakery in the West Loop offers comfort in pastry form from two alums of The Publican," 29 Oct. 2020 Saturday and Sunday brunches offer shakshuka, an open-faced smoked salmon croissant and a breakfast flatbread. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "25 new restaurants that opened in September and October in Dallas-Fort Worth," 22 Oct. 2020 Its savory croissant is filled with egg, kimchi, greens and mortadella. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Frenchette Opens a Bakery Nearby," 20 Oct. 2020 The next best thing to eating a croissant is watching croissants get made. Aj Willingham, CNN, "5 things to know for October 8: VP debate, Covid-19, SCOTUS, police, Russia," 8 Oct. 2020 So with a croissant in one hand and red wine in the other, settle in to learn more about the leading man about take Hollywood by storm. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, "Meet Lucas Bravo, Your Newest TV Crush from Netflix's Emily in Paris," 2 Oct. 2020 For me, Saturdays and Sundays consist of near-constant errand running, and between morning coffee-and-croissant runs, numerous laps around the grocery store, multiple trips to the laundromat, and a leisurely walk to the park. Emily Ruane,, "Allbirds’ New Wool Sneakers Feel Like A Friendly Hug For My Feet," 29 Sep. 2020 Since 1982, the artisanal baker has spent his days serving up dozens of varieties of the traditional doughy flatbread — as ubiquitous on Lebanese breakfast tables as a croissant in Paris or a bagel in New York. Washington Post, "A baker’s tale: A Beirut landmark struggles to survive unending crises," 18 Sep. 2020 Klobasneks are next: Mild cheddar and turkey sausage rolled inside a croissant. Nick Rallo, Dallas News, "Making some dough: Meet 5 Dallas-area bakers going big with a bread business," 2 Sep. 2020

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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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The first known use of croissant was in 1875

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3 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Croissant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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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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