croissant

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noun crois·sant \krȯ-ˈsänt, krə-; krwä-ˈsäⁿ\

Definition of croissant

plural

croissants

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  1. :  a flaky rich crescent-shaped roll

Origin and Etymology of croissant

French, literally, crescent, from Middle French, from present participle of croistre to grow, from Latin crescere — more at crescent


First Known Use: 1875


CROISSANT Defined for English Language Learners

croissant

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noun crois·sant \krȯ-ˈsänt, krə-; krwä-ˈsäⁿ\

Definition of croissant for English Language Learners

  • : a type of roll that has a curved shape and that is usually eaten at breakfast


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