Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.


 (kro͞o′tŏn′, kro͞o-tŏn′)
A small crisp piece of toasted or fried bread.

[French croûton, diminutive of croûte, crust, from Old French crouste, from Latin crusta; see kreus- in Indo-European roots.]


(Cookery) a small piece of fried or toasted bread, usually served in soup
[French: diminutive of croûte crust]


(ˈkru tɒn, kruˈtɒn)

a small cube of fried or toasted bread, used as a garnish for salads, soups, etc.
[1800–10; < French, =croûte crust + -on diminutive suffix]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crouton - a small piece of toasted or fried breadcrouton - a small piece of toasted or fried bread; served in soup or salads
bread, breadstuff, staff of life - food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked
كِسْرَة خُبْز مُحَمَّصـه
smažený chléb
pirított zsemlekocka
opečený chlieb


croûton [ˈkruːtɒn] Ncuscurro m, picatoste m


[ˈkruːtɒn] ncroûton m


nCroÛton m


[ˈkruːtɒn] n (Culin) → crostino


(ˈkruːton) noun
a small piece of fried or toasted bread, served in soup etc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Place a little spoon of hollandaise on the centre of the plate, place the crouton on top and press down, the toast should stay put now and not slide off the plate when you try to cut it.
Contact Olivia's Crouton Company at 1423 North Street, New Haven, VT 05472, or call the company at (802) 453-2222.
In my view there is nothing more satisfying on a cold day than a big bowl of steaming hot onion soup with a bubbling cheese crouton topping.
Their light, crunchy texture is distinctive, with a firm bite that distinguishes the crouton from other extruded snacks.
My blue cheese croutons are really simple and probably more of a croute than a crouton.
Served with garlic and chilli crouton, this spiced onion broth will banish any of your belly's winter cobwebs!
It is a hearty meal with the thick cheesy crouton and the deep brown onion broth below.
Following the successful launch by Campbell Grocery Products Ltd of its dry soups brands in a PET jar--the company has again turned to RPC Containers Blackburn for the launch of a new product from crouton brand Liebig.
The minute you cut out carbs, you eat a crouton and turn into a puffer fish - Actress Drew Barrymore
A long, slender crouton was anchored at attention by the mashed potatoes mounded in the center of the bowl.
Cut four circles out of the bread with a small tea cupto make a crouton.
For the crouton: In a saute pan over high heat, add foie gras.