[ kraw-stee-nee, kro- ]

plural noun,singular cro·sti·no [kraw-stee-noh, kro-]. /krɔˈsti noʊ, krɒ-/.
  1. canapés made of thin pieces of toast.

  2. 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


/ (krɒˈstiːniː) /

pl n
  1. pieces of toasted bread served with a savoury topping

Origin of crostini

Italian: literally, little crusts

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