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croissant

[French krwah-sahn; English kruh-sahnt] /French krwɑˈsɑ̃; English krəˈsɑnt/
noun, plural croissants
[French krwah-sahn; English kruh-sahnts] /French krwɑˈsɑ̃; English krəˈsɑnts/ (Show IPA)
1.
a rich, buttery, crescent-shaped roll of leavened dough or puff paste.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; < French: literally, crescent
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Examples from the web for croissants
  • 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 cheeses.
  • Choose whole grain breads in place of croissants or biscuits, which are high in fat.
British Dictionary definitions for croissants

croissant

/ˈkrwʌsɒŋ; French krwasɑ̃/
noun
1.
a flaky crescent-shaped bread roll made of a yeast dough similar to puff pastry
Word Origin
French, literally: crescent
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Word Origin and History for croissants

croissant

n.

1899, see crescent.

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