crou·​ton | \ˈkrü-ˌtän, krü-ˈtän\

Definition of crouton 

: a small cube of toasted or crisply fried bread

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But the croutons that drink up that vinaigrette and the bright tomato juices really pull it all together. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "This Salad Is the Best Way to Use All the Vegetables You Have Right Now," 16 Aug. 2018 Peel the peaches and remove the pits. Slice them into wedges, then into pieces about the same size of the croutons. Ellise Pierce, star-telegram, "It's time to start cooking with summer’s tasty top prize — Texas peaches," 10 July 2018 Fry the croutons until golden brown, remove with a slotted spoon, and drain on paper towels. Gabrielle Hamilton, House Beautiful, "Gabrielle Hamilton's Salt-Crusted Beef Tenderloin Recipe," 17 July 2012 Top with bacon croutons and a drizzle of oil; season with salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Carla Lalli Music, Bon Appetit, "Instant Pot Split Pea Soup," 9 Apr. 2018 Build the parfaits by layering in the bottom of a glass or a bowl: the angel food cake croutons/sliced strawberries/whipped cream. Ellise Pierce, star-telegram, "Spring brings the sweet promise of simple desserts — with berries, of course," 10 Apr. 2018 To my amazement — and to the apparent surprise of onlookers who scrambled to avoid the soggy projectile that arced high in the air and landed a few feet away — out popped an enormous crouton. Elliott Hester,, "His heroics happened not in the air but at a hamburger stand," 18 June 2018 Serving: Serve immediately with croutons to garnish. Debbi Snook,, "Seven Herb Soup from Vitamix (photo, recipe)," 9 May 2018 One of the entrées is an impressive pork chop ($34) that was aged under lard; it's served with house sausage and croutons of cornbread, all moistened with pork juices. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Food plus fire is perfect mix at Birch + Butcher," 20 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of crouton

1806, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crouton

French croûton, diminutive of croûte crust, from Middle French crouste, from Old French, from Latin crusta

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English Language Learners Definition of crouton

: a small piece of bread that is toasted or fried until it is crisp

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