pastry

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noun pas·try \ˈpās-trē\

Definition of pastry

plural

pastries

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

  2. 2 :  a piece of pastry

Examples of pastry in a sentence

  1. He worked on the filling while I prepared the pastry.

  2. She had a pastry and coffee for breakfast.

Origin and Etymology of pastry

1paste


First Known Use: circa 1538


PASTRY Defined for English Language Learners

pastry

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noun pas·try \ˈpās-trē\

Definition of pastry for English Language Learners

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

  • : a small, baked food made from pastry


PASTRY Defined for Kids

pastry

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noun past·ry \ˈpā-strē\

Definition of pastry for Students

plural

pastries

  1. 1 :  sweet baked goods (as pies) made mainly of flour and fat

  2. 2 :  a piece of sweet baked goods


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