noun pas·try \ˈpās-trē\

: dough that is used to make pies and other baked goods

: a small, baked food made from pastry

plural pastries

Full Definition of PASTRY

a :  paste 1a
b :  sweet baked goods made of dough having a high fat content
:  a piece of pastry

Examples of PASTRY

  1. He worked on the filling while I prepared the pastry.
  2. She had a pastry and coffee for breakfast.

Origin of PASTRY

First Known Use: circa 1538

Other Food Terms

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PASTRIES Defined for Kids


noun past·ry \ˈpā-strē\
plural past·ries

Definition of PASTRY for Kids

:  sweet baked goods (as pies) made mainly of flour and fat
:  a piece of sweet baked goods


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