Definition of cretons in English:



  • A spread made of pork, onions, and spices, typically eaten cold on toast.

    ‘toast, mustard, and a tub of cretons make for a hearty breakfast’
    • ‘They are very nice with cretons on the side at Chez Cora.’
    • ‘I also introduced him to the joy of cretons with breakfast which he compared to the head cheese he used to eat back on the farm in PEI.’
    • ‘Breakfast, featuring French toast and a Canadian breakfast platter with cretons (shredded pork), cheese curds, hard-boiled egg, toast and coffee, begins at 7 a.m.’
    • ‘Cretons, the ostensibly regional breakfast treat, can be traced back to recipes for "croton" and "craytons" in 14th-century British cookbooks.’
    • ‘Specialties priced from $2 to $4 will include cretons from Tripes & Caviar and grilled cheddar cheese with bacon and maple syrup from Station W.’
    • ‘Market butchers and bakeries are selling a variety of tourtieres as well as pates, terrines and cretons.’
    • ‘The tiny shop sells traditional cretons during the holidays.’
    • ‘Traditionally, mill workers spread cretons with mustard on sandwiches instead of baloney.’



/ˌkreˈtän/ /ˌkrɛˈtɑn/