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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Specialties included ham and cheese croissant, shrimp etouffee, quiche Lorraine, macarons and beignets. Jennifer Mcclellan, azcentral, "Most shocking restaurant closings of the year in Phoenix ... so far," 5 July 2018 Does a memorable croissant dough and daytime-only hours merit a restaurant review? Debbi Snook,, "Cleveland's Fluffy Duck Cafe specializes in croissants, breads (photos, review)," 5 Apr. 2018 Philly is in the middle of a croissant revolution, according to Inquirer food critic Craig Laban, and here are the top spots to take part. Oona Goodin-smith,, "Roofers build relationships, Meek Mill goes back to court | Morning Newsletter," 19 June 2018 His passion for coffee combined with his brother's devotion to the perfect from-scratch croissant led to Coat Check quickly becoming one of Indy's most popular coffee shops. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Coat Check Coffee opens its 2nd location in Indianapolis," 14 May 2018 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

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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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