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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The village cafe is decorated with images of the Eiffel Tower and is preparing croissants for the game, plus a Russian menu for any French guests who might happen to drop by. Washington Post, "Paris, Russia, to turn French for World Cup semifinals," 10 July 2018 There are also sweets: cinnamon rolls, muffins, pie, cookies and some light lunch options such as a gluten-free frittata and a chicken salad croissant. Jennie Key,, "Lots of options: West Siders have eat-out options and more are coming," 13 July 2018 Maybe the the croissant-style dough makes all the difference. Olivia Harrison,, "Dunkin' Donuts Is Releasing Donut Fries Nationwide," 27 June 2018 The petit dejeuner comes with orange juice, espresso and a croissant baked fresh daily at 8 a.m. using dough from Trifecta baker Ken Forkish. Michael Russell,, "One of Portland's best new restaurants just launched its all-day menu," 28 May 2018 The clip was the size of a croissant, but still, show some respect, Sam. Jessica Pan, The Cut, "The 10 Most Bizarre Royal Etiquette Rules," 17 May 2018 There's something about a croissant or muffin in the morning with a cup of tea. Kavita Daswani,, "Dancer Julianne Hough's painful battle with endometriosis," 27 Apr. 2018 Take a turn around the stalls and pick up everything from fresh peonies and fluffy croissants to organic produce and pressed juices. Tom Marchant, Harper's BAZAAR, "103 Things to Do, See, Eat and Shop in London," 7 Dec. 2017 While the classic almond croissant is the best-seller at both bakeries, perhaps the signature pastry is the macron rose. Allen Pierleoni, sacbee, "'Estelle 2.0' culminates lifelong dream for Sacramento baker," 30 June 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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