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noun,plural pas·tries.
  1. a sweet baked food made of dough, especially the shortened paste used for pie crust and the like.

  2. 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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British Dictionary definitions for pastry


/ (ˈpeɪstrɪ) /

nounplural -tries
  1. a dough of flour, water, shortening, and sometimes other ingredients

  2. baked foods, such as tarts, made with this dough

  1. an individual cake or pastry pie

Origin of pastry

C16: from paste 1

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