from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A rich, crescent-shaped roll of leavened dough or puff pastry.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A flaky roll or pastry in a form of a crescent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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
French, from Old French creissant, croissant, crescent; see crescent.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from French croissant ("crescent"), present participle of croître (“to grow”). (Wiktionary)