crou·ton | \ ˈkrü-ˌtän , krü-ˈtän \

Definition of crouton 

: a small cube of toasted or crisply fried bread

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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 To serve: Combine the radicchio, croutons, vinaigrette and 1/3 cup of the Parmesan cheese in a large bowl, tossing well so each leaf is coated with vinaigrette. Chronicle Staff, San Francisco Chronicle, "4 recipes from now-closed Terra in St. Helena," 11 June 2018 Choosing pecans over the croutons also lightens the carb load. Samantha Cassetty, NBC News, "The healthiest things to eat at Panera Bread," 14 June 2018 Put the spring mix into a bowl and toss with the croutons and a little vinaigrette. Ellise Pierce, star-telegram, "Disguise the greens to beat boring salads this summer," 31 May 2018 Its top-selling products include the $11.75 Macro Bowl, a gluten-free quinoa with roasted sweet potatoes, kale, pumpkin seeds, beets, cumin chickpea croutons and a Tahini vinaigrette. Hang Nguyen,, "Urban Remedy, the health-conscious Bay Area eatery, expands into San Diego County," 29 May 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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The first known use of crouton was in 1806

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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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