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n. pl. cros·ti·ni (-nē)
1. A piece of thin crisp toast.
2. An hors d'oeuvre made with a crostino and any of various toppings.

[Italian, diminutive of crosta, crust, from Latin crusta; see kreus- in Indo-European roots.]
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So the aforementioned antipasto plate of thin slices of prosciutto, salami, bresaola and a heaping of yellow and red roasted sweet peppers along with a Gorgonzola-topped crostino (crust of bread), provided a welcome starter nosh with sips of chianti while waiting for a pizza to arrive.