Definitions for croissantFr. krwɑˈsɑ̃; Eng. krəˈsɑnt, kwɑ-; Fr. -ˈsɑ̃; {{ii}}Eng.{{/ii

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crescent roll, croissant(noun)

    very rich flaky crescent-shaped roll

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  1. croissant(Noun)

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

  2. Origin: From croissant, present participle of croître (“to grow”).

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  1. Croissant

    A croissant is a buttery flaky viennoiserie bread roll named for its well known crescent shape. Croissants and other viennoiserie are made of a layered yeast-leavened dough. The dough is layered with butter, rolled and folded several times in succession, then rolled into a sheet, in a technique called laminating. The process results in a layered, flaky texture, similar to a puff pastry. Crescent-shaped food breads have been made since the Middle Ages, and crescent-shaped cakes possibly since old times. Croissants have long been a staple of French bakeries and pâtisseries. In the late 1970s, the development of factory-made, frozen, pre-formed but unbaked dough made them into a fast food which can be freshly baked by unskilled labor. Indeed, the croissanterie was explicitly a French response to American-style fast food, and today 30–40% of the croissants sold in French bakeries and patisseries are frozen. This innovation, along with the croissant's distinctive shape, has made it the most well known item of French food in much of the world. Today, the croissant remains popular in a continental breakfast.


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