[French krwah-sahn; English kruh-sahnt]
noun, plural croissants [French krwah-sahn; English kruh-sahnts] .
a rich, buttery, crescent-shaped roll of leavened dough or puff paste.

1895–1900; < French: literally, crescent Unabridged
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croissant (ˈkrwʌsɒŋ, French krwasɑ̃)
a flaky crescent-shaped bread roll made of a yeast dough similar to puff pastry
[French, literally: crescent]

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Word Origin & History

1899, see crescent.
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Example sentences
It wasn't the sights, the cafes, or the croissants that got me-although all
  those things helped.
In storefronts that turn out warm cookies and croissants there is no grandma,
  however, and probably not even a kitchen.
Select whole-grain breads over high-fat croissants or biscuits.
At times, my only vegetarian options were butter-bursting croissants and heavy
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