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crouton

[kroo-ton, kroo-ton] /ˈkru tɒn, kruˈtɒn/
noun
1.
a small piece of fried or toasted bread, sometimes seasoned, used as a garnish for soups, salads, and other dishes.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; < French, equivalent to croûte crust + -on diminutive suffix
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  • For the crouton garnish, heat olive oil in a saute pan, add some fresh garlic and cook until it is fragrant.
British Dictionary definitions for crouton

crouton

/ˈkruːtɒn/
noun
1.
a small piece of fried or toasted bread, usually served in soup
Word Origin
French: diminutive of croûtecrust
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Word Origin and History for crouton
n.

1806, from French croûton "small piece of toasted bread," from croûte "crust," from Old French crouste (13c.), from Latin crusta (see crust (n.)).

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