Definition of croissant noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkrwæsɒ̃//
; NAmE NAmE//krwɑːˈsɑ̃ː//
, NAmE//krəˈsɑːnt//
(from French) Carbohydrates
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a small sweet roll with a curved shape, eaten especially at breakfast See related entries: Carbohydrates Word Originlate 19th cent.: French from Old French creissant, from Latin crescere ‘grow’. The term had occasionally been recorded earlier as a variant of crescent.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: croissant