crouton

[ kroo-ton, kroo-ton ]
/ ˈkru tɒn, kruˈtɒn /

noun

a small piece of fried or toasted bread, sometimes seasoned, used as a garnish for soups, salads, and other dishes.

Origin of crouton

1800–10; < French, equivalent to croûte crust + -on diminutive suffix
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crouton

/ (ˈkruːtɒn) /

noun

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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