puff pastry

noun

Definition of puff pastry

  1. :  a pastry dough containing many alternating layers of butter and dough or the light flaky pastry made from it —called also puff paste

First Known Use of puff pastry

1788


PUFF PASTRY Defined for English Language Learners

puff pastry

noun

Definition of puff pastry for English Language Learners

  • : dough that is made of thin layers that puff up during baking


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