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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: creissant, from creistre 'to grow, increase', from Latin crescere

crescent

noun
     
Related topics: Shapes, Patterns, Islam, Roads
cres‧cent [countable]
1CF a curved shape that is wider in the middle and pointed at the ends:
a small crescent of pastry topped with cheese
2RRI the curved shape that is used as a sign of the Muslim religion
3TTR a street with a curved shape - often used in the names of streets

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