Definition of crouton
: a small cube of toasted or crisply fried bread
Recent Examples of crouton from the Web
His likewise satisfying but more manageable Caesar turns up the intensity on an inherently flavor-forward salad by boosting the anchovy and Reggiano with ruddy croutons loaded with a surprising chile sting.
A surfeit of buttery-tasting croutons provide richness and crunch.
Nothing beats the crouton-y crunch of country bread brought to the brink of burnt.
But what if that crunch didn’t come from lettuce or croutons at all but instead an unlikely source: insects?
The base was a thick and warming broth studded with flavorful mini meatballs and perfectly cooked beans that still maintained a slight bite, garlic croutons the ideal crunchy garnish.
Divide among plates, then give each a dollop of ricotta, a spoonful of fresh-tomato mixture and a sprinkle of croutons.
The entrees include a mixed green salad (an unassuming plate of mixed lettuces, cherry tomatoes and croutons) and two sides.
The students at Create Common Good currently make Zeppole’s granola and croutons.
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Origin and Etymology of crouton
French croûton, diminutive of croûte crust, from Middle French crouste, from Old French, from Latin crusta
First Known Use: 1806See Words from the same year
CROUTON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of crouton for English Language Learners
: a small piece of bread that is toasted or fried until it is crisp
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