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

 

crouton

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkruːtɒn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkruːtɑːn//
 
 
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a small piece of cold crisp fried bread served in soup or as part of a salad Word Originfrom French croûton, from croûte from Old French crouste, from Latin crusta ‘rind, shell, crust’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: crouton