[ kroo-ton, kroo-ton ]
/ ˈkru tɒn, kruˈtɒn /
a small piece of fried or toasted bread, sometimes seasoned, used as a garnish for soups, salads, and other dishes.
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Origin of crouton
1800–10; < French, equivalent to croûte crust + -on diminutive suffix
Words nearby crouton
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Example sentences from the Web for crouton
Stick the skewers into the crouton and pour the sauce round it.The Cook's Decameron: A Study in Taste:|Mrs. W. G. Waters
Croutons may also be served with the rest; put around the fish one crouton, then an onion, and so on, all around.
Pile them on the crouton, and have ready a tomato sauce to pour over.The Belgian Cookbook|Various
British Dictionary definitions for crouton
/ (ˈkruːtɒn) /
a small piece of fried or toasted bread, usually served in soup
Word Origin for crouton
French: diminutive of croûte crust
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