French pastry

noun

Definition of French pastry

: a rich pastry filled especially with custard or fruit

First Known Use of French pastry

1847, in the meaning defined above

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“French pastry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/French%20pastry. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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