crouton[kro̵̅o̅′tän′, kro̵̅o̅ tän′]
any of the small, crisp pieces of toasted or fried bread often served in soup or salads
Origin of croutonFrench croûton ; from croûte, a crust ; from Classical Latin crusta: see crust
A small crisp piece of toasted or fried bread.
Origin of croutonFrench croûton, diminutive of croûte, crust, from Old French crouste, from Latin crusta; see kreus- in Indo-European roots.
- A small, often seasoned, piece of dry or fried bread.
OriginSee also: croûton
From French croûton.