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patisserie

[puh-tis-uh-ree; French pah-teesuh-ree]
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noun, plural pa·tis·se·ries [puh-tis-uh-reez; French pah-teesuh-ree] /pəˈtɪs ə riz; French pɑ tisəˈri/.
  1. a shop where pastry, especially French pastry, is made and sold.
  2. French pastry.
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Origin of patisserie

1760–70; < French pâtisserie, Middle French pastiserie, equivalent to pastis-, presumed Old French *pastitz pastry (< Vulgar Latin *pastīcium; see pasticcio) + -erie -ery
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Related Words for patisserie

cake, doughnut, bread, croissant, pie, phyllo, delicacy, dainty, tart, Danish, strudel, patisserie, turnover, confectionery, panettone

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Historical Examples of patisserie

  • She took much time and care in selecting a piece of patisserie.

    One Woman's Life

    Robert Herrick

  • The efficiency of French civilization was summed up to her in the patisserie.

    One Woman's Life

    Robert Herrick

  • The wind began to swell; and Rosanette, having declared that she felt hungry, they entered the "Patisserie Anglaise."

  • Apparently the patisserie was a popular institution, for people of all sorts and conditions flocked there like flies.

    One Woman's Life

    Robert Herrick

  • She had no clear idea of Milly's soaring ambition to transplant a French patisserie to the alien soil of Chicago.

    One Woman's Life

    Robert Herrick


British Dictionary definitions for patisserie

patisserie

noun
  1. a shop where fancy pastries are sold
  2. such pastries
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Word Origin for patisserie

C18: French, from pâtissier pastry cook, ultimately from Late Latin pasta paste 1
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Word Origin and History for patisserie

n.

1784, from French pâtisserie "pastry shop," from pâtisser "pastry-seller, pastry-cook," from Old French pasticier (14c.), from Medieval Latin pasticium "pasty, composed of paste," from Late Latin pasta "paste, pastry cake" (see pasta).

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