pastry

[ pey-stree ]
/ ˈpeɪ stri /

noun, plural pas·tries.

a sweet baked food made of dough, especially the shortened paste used for pie crust and the like.
any item of food of which such dough forms an essential part, as a pie, tart, or napoleon.

Origin of pastry

First recorded in 1530–40; paste + -ry
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pastry

/ (ˈpeɪstrɪ) /

noun plural -tries

a dough of flour, water, shortening, and sometimes other ingredients
baked foods, such as tarts, made with this dough
an individual cake or pastry pie

Word Origin for pastry

C16: from paste 1
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