cre＝to make（制造），to grow（生长） 变化型 cresc
(a) (thing with a) narrow curved shape that tapers to a point at each end, like the new moon 新月形（物）; 月牙形（物）.
(b) (street consisting of a) semicircular row of houses or other buildings 半圆形的一排房屋或其他建筑物; 半圆形的街区 滋illus 见插图.
2 the Crescent [sing] (fig 比喻) the faith and religion of Islam 伊斯兰教
*the Cross (ie Christianity) and the Crescent 基督教和伊斯兰教.
[Date: 1300-1400; Language: Old French;Origin: creissant, from creistre 'to grow, increase', from Latin crescere]
a curved shape that is wider in the middle and pointed at the ends
a small crescent of pastry topped with cheese
a crescent moon
the curved shape that is used as a sign of the Muslim religion
a street with a curved shape - often used in the names of streets