croissant

[ French krwah-sahn; English kruh-sahnt ]
/ French krwɑˈsɑ̃; English krəˈsɑnt /

noun, plural crois·sants [French krwah-sahn; English kruh-sahnts] /French krwɑˈsɑ̃; English krəˈsɑnts/.

a rich, buttery, crescent-shaped roll of leavened dough or puff paste.

Origin of croissant

1895–1900; < French: literally, crescent
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British Dictionary definitions for croissant

croissant

/ (ˈkrwʌsɒŋ, French krwasɑ̃) /

noun

a flaky crescent-shaped bread roll made of a yeast dough similar to puff pastry

Word Origin for croissant

French, literally: crescent
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Word Origin and History for croissant

croissant


n.

1899, see crescent.

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