Definition of croissant in English:

croissant

Line breaks: crois|sant
Pronunciation: /ˈkrwasɒ̃
 
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noun

  • A French crescent-shaped roll made of sweet flaky yeast dough, eaten for breakfast.
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    • For example, breakfast might consist of either Lebanese flatbread or French croissants with cheese and coffee or tea.
    • Be they ‘au beurre’ or not, croissants are a French speciality to be found on breakfast trays around the world.
    • This bakery produces a range of delicious continental breads such as croissants and pains au chocolat, as well as speciality loaves.

Origin

late 19th century: French (see crescent). The term had occasionally been recorded earlier as a variant of crescent.

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