Pastry Definition

pāstrē
pastries
noun
pastries
Flour dough or paste made with shortening and used for the crust of pies, tarts, etc.
Webster's New World
Foods made with this, as pies and tarts.
Webster's New World
One of these baked foods.
American Heritage
Broadly, all fancy baked goods, including cakes, sweet rolls, etc.
Webster's New World
A single pie, cake, croissant, etc.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Pastry

Noun

Singular:
pastry
Plural:
pastries

Origin of Pastry

  • Middle English pastree from paste paste, dough paste1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • paste +"Ž -ry, or Old French pastaierie.

    From Wiktionary

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