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pastry definition

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This page has 5 definitions of pastry in English. Pastry is a noun. Examples of how to use pastry in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

English

almond pastries (1)

Etymology

From Middle English pastre, pastri, from pastree (variant of pasterie, from Old French pastaierie and Medieval Latin pasteria) or paste + -ri (modern paste +‎ -ry).

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pastry (countable and uncountable, plural pastries)

  1. (countable) A baked food item made from flour and fat pastes such as pie crust; also tarts, bear claws, napoleons, puff pastries, etc.
    That pastry shop sells not just pastries, but all kinds of baked goods.
  2. (uncountable) The food group formed by the various kinds of pastries.
    That pastry shop sells not just pastry, but all kinds of baked goods.
  3. (uncountable) The type of light flour-based dough used in pastries.
  4. (countable, obsolete) A place where pastry is made.
  5. (uncountable) The act or art of making pastry.
    He learned pastry from the great Gaston Lenôtre.

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