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Crescent vs. Croissant

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Crescentnoun

The figure of the moon as it appears in its first or last quarter, with concave and convex edges terminating in points.

Croissantnoun

A flaky roll or pastry in a form of a crescent.

Crescentnoun

Something shaped like a crescent, especially:

Croissantnoun

very rich flaky crescent-shaped roll

Crescentnoun

A curved pastry.

Croissantnoun

a French crescent-shaped roll made of sweet flaky yeast dough, eaten for breakfast.

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Crescentnoun

A curved street, often presenting a continuous façade, as of row houses.

Croissant

A croissant (UK: , US: , French: [kʁwasɑ̃] (listen)) is a buttery, flaky, viennoiserie pastry of Austrian origin, but mostly associated with France. Croissants are named for its historical crescent shape and, like other viennoiserie, are made of a layered yeast-leavened dough.

Crescentnoun

(Islam) A representation of the symbol used by Islamic caliphates en

Crescentnoun

(NZ) A crescent spanner.

Crescentnoun

(historical) Any of three orders of knighthood conferred upon foreigners to whom Turkey might be indebted for valuable services.

Crescentnoun

(heraldry) The emblem of the waxing Moon with horns directed upward, when used in a coat of arms; often used as a mark of cadency to distinguish a second son and his descendants.

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Crescentnoun

A crescentspot butterfly.

Crescentadjective

marked by an increase; waxing, like the Moon.

Crescentadjective

Shaped like a crescent.

Crescentverb

(transitive) To form into a crescent, or something resembling a crescent.

Crescentverb

(transitive) To adorn with crescents.

Crescentnoun

The increasing moon; the moon in her first quarter, or when defined by a concave and a convex edge; also, applied improperly to the old or decreasing moon in a like state.

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Crescentnoun

Anything having the shape of a crescent or new moon.

Crescentnoun

A representation of the increasing moon, often used as an emblem or badge

‘The cross of our faith is replanted,The pale, dying crescent is daunted.’;

Crescentnoun

Any one of three orders of knighthood; the first instituted by Charles I., king of Naples and Sicily, in 1268; the second by René of Anjou, in 1448; and the third by the Sultan Selim III., in 1801, to be conferred upon foreigners to whom Turkey might be indebted for valuable services.

Crescentnoun

The emblem of the increasing moon with horns directed upward, when used in a coat of arms; - often used as a mark of cadency to distinguish a second son and his descendants.

Crescentadjective

Shaped like a crescent.

‘Astarte, queen of heaven, with crescent horns.’;

Crescentadjective

Increasing; growing.

‘O, I see the crescent promise of my spirit hath not set.’;

Crescentverb

To form into a crescent, or something resembling a crescent.

Crescentverb

To adorn with crescents.

Crescentnoun

any shape resembling the curved shape of the moon in its first or last quarters

Crescentadjective

resembling the new moon in shape

Crescentnoun

the curved sickle shape of the waxing or waning moon

‘the moon was a slender crescent’;

Crescentnoun

a representation of a crescent used as an emblem of Islam or of Turkey

‘on the flag was embroidered the Turkish crescent’;

Crescentnoun

the political power of Islam or of the Ottoman Empire.

Crescentnoun

a thing which has the shape of a single curve that is broad in the centre and tapers to a point at each end

‘a three-mile crescent of golden sand’;

Crescentnoun

a street or terrace of houses forming an arc

‘we lived at Westway Crescent’;

Crescentnoun

a charge in the form of a crescent, typically with the points upward.

Crescentnoun

a moth or butterfly with crescent-shaped markings on the wings.

Crescentadjective

having the shape of a crescent

‘a crescent moon’;

Crescentadjective

growing, increasing, or developing.

Crescent

A crescent shape (, British English also ) is a symbol or emblem used to represent the lunar phase in the first quarter (the ), or by extension a symbol representing the Moon itself. In Hinduism, Lord Shiva is often shown wearing a crescent moon on his head symbolising that the lord is the master of time and is himself timeless.

‘sickle moon’;

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