Definition of pain au chocolat in English:

pain au chocolat

noun

  • In French cookery: a pastry, usually rectangular in shape, made with croissant dough and filled with chocolate.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Asia & Americas. From French pain au chocolat, lit. ‘bread with chocolate’ from pain bread + au with the + chocolat.

Pronunciation

pain au chocolat

/ˌpan əʊ ˈʃɒkəlɑː/