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[kraw-stee-nee, kro-] /krɔˈsti ni, krɒ-/
plural noun, singular crostino [kraw-stee-noh, kro-] /krɔˈsti noʊ, krɒ-/ (Show IPA)
canapés made of thin pieces of toast.
croutons used as a garnish. Unabridged
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plural noun
pieces of toasted bread served with a savoury topping
Word Origin
Italian: literally, little crusts
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small thin slices of toasted bread brushed with olive oil, also used as the base for canapés and for croutons

Word Origin

Italian 'little toasts'

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