croissant

noun
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

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Five years ago, Kostos started selling croissants and bear claws at Northeast Ohio farmers markets, and quickly gained a following while working out of her home kitchen. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland.com, "Marie’s Patisserie serves made-from-scratch pastries in Tallmadge," 16 Sep. 2019 It’s along our short walk to croissants and views in the square, which is formed by the Museu di Bastia (the Corse spelling of museum) and several restaurants with patios overlooking the harbor below and the Tyrrhenian Sea beyond. David Holahan, courant.com, "Visiting Corsica: Up and Down and Around The Mountainous Mediterranean Idyll," 13 Sep. 2019 Mr Waldfogel does not account for culinary hybrids such as the cronut—a cross between a croissant and a doughnut—or Tex-Mex. The Economist, "Which countries dominate the world’s dinner tables?," 23 Aug. 2019 The bakery offers over 150 different items, including pastries such as danishes, turnovers, croissants and cakes, as well as breakfast plates and lunch specials. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Here's a peek inside a real-life castle just a short drive from Houston," 24 June 2019 If only everything about it, from the croissants to, yes, the hand soap, weren’t so perfect. Bon Appétit, "snapped us out of it," 18 Sep. 2019 And do not forgo the bread, which, like the morning Viennoiseries (croissants, pain au chocolat, brioche), comes from McNally’s Balthazar Bakery. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, "At the Rebooted Pastis, Stick with the Classics," 13 Sep. 2019 Instead, La Chinoiserie’s high-end baked goods were meant to sustain morning visitors — a green onion croissant, for example, goes for $4.25. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "Huli Huli Hawaiian Grill to become Sunday Gather. The transition hasn’t exactly been smooth," 3 Sep. 2019 There’s also a caseful of croissants, muffins, and sticky buns from Seven Stars Bakery in Providence. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "Everything you need to know about eating at the new Time Out Market Boston," 28 June 2019

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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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croissant

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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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