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patisserie

noun pa·tis·se·rie \pə-ˈti-sə-rē, pä-\

Simple Definition of patisserie

  • : a shop that sells cakes, cookies, etc. : a pastry shop

  • : the things that are sold in a patisserie

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of patisserie

  1. 1 :  pastry 1b

  2. 2 :  a pastry shop

Examples of patisserie in a sentence

  1. a delicious selection of French patisserie



Variants of patisserie

or pâtisserie play \pə-ˈti-sə-rē, pä-\

Origin of patisserie

French pâtisserie, from Middle French pastiserie, from pasticier to make pastry, from Old French *pastitz cake, from Vulgar Latin *pasticium, from Late Latin pasta dough


First Known Use: 1784


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