Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A rich, crescent-shaped roll of leavened dough or puff pastry.

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  • n. A flaky roll or pastry in a form of a crescent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Crescent.
  • n. A crescent.
  • n. In armor, the gusset of plate when crescent-shaped: a form which was adopted in the early part of the fifteenth century, especially for the defense of the armpit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. very rich flaky crescent-shaped roll

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

French, from Old French creissant, croissant, crescent; see crescent.

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Borrowing from French croissant ("crescent"), present participle of croître (“to grow”).

Examples

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  • as my son calls it "a boomerang biscuit"

    August 10, 2008

  • Mmmmm, rhubarb!

    November 27, 2007

  • What, no cravings for organic, low-fat rhubarb?

    November 27, 2007

  • Why are all my favourite foods so fattening?

    November 27, 2007

  • You've *heard* somebody pronounce it that way?! Ugh!!!

    May 9, 2007

  • Pronounced "kwaa SONE t," not "CROSS ent."

    May 8, 2007

  • See freedom biscuit.

    February 22, 2007