crostini

[ kraw-stee-nee, kro- ]
/ krɔˈsti ni, krɒ- /

plural noun, singular cro·sti·no [kraw-stee-noh, kro-]. /krɔˈsti noʊ, krɒ-/.

canapés made of thin pieces of toast.
croutons used as a garnish.

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Origin of crostini

First recorded in 1970–75; from Italian, plural of crostino, diminutive of crosta + -ini, masculine plural of diminutive suffix -ino; see origin at crust, -ine1,
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British Dictionary definitions for crostini

crostini
/ (krɒˈstiːniː) /

pl n

pieces of toasted bread served with a savoury topping

Word Origin for crostini

Italian: literally, little crusts
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