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 croissant (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 Tang fills the croissant with multiple types of chocolate and banana: chocolate sauce, rich chocolate batons, fresh slices of banana and banana pastry cream. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Sep. 2021 After grabbing a croissant and latte at The Underground Cafe in Roxbury, the 36-year-old Democrat said her focus is on a successful transition., 4 Nov. 2021 On red-eyes from New York to Europe, travelers are served a light snack and a full breakfast, including a croissant by Maison Kayser made specifically for the airline, while on the Europe to New York routes, guests enjoy a four-course lunch. Stefanie Waldek, Travel + Leisure, 22 Oct. 2021 Though mornings are slower, many customers come into the market regularly for a morning $5 coffee and pastry combo, putting their favorite authentic Mexican pastry or simple chocolate croissant in a bag to go. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, 13 Oct. 2021 Walking to the boulangerie for a fresh croissant every morning and heading out to the local bistro in the evenings for an apéro and steak frites? Alex Ledsom, Forbes, 10 Oct. 2021 The cruffin, a hybrid croissant and muffin, is popping up all over your favorite bakeries. Lauren Kotmel, cleveland, 6 Oct. 2021 Pastry chef Elaine Lau creates a corn cheese croissant at the Sunday Bakeshop. NBC News, 26 Aug. 2021 My epicurean tastings started with a croissant which was perfect. Linda Chase,, 10 Sep. 2021

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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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“Croissant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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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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