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 Old French crouste 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.