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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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 Pastries include croissants, cookies, bagels, and doughnuts, and cost between $2 and $4, Maher said. Graham Ambrose,, "Free coffee — with a catch — is coming to Massachusetts," 14 July 2018 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

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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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