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Definition of "pastry" []

  • Dough or paste consisting primarily of flour, water, and shortening that is baked and often used as a crust for foods such as pies and tarts. (noun)
  • Baked sweet foods made with pastry: Viennese pastry. (noun)
  • One of these baked foods. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pastry" in a sentence
  • "SO delicious, the pastry is absolutely amazing, it no wonder why people die for this stuff!"
  • "The English word pastry, Italian pasta, and French pàâte and pàâté all go back to a suggestive group of ancient Greek words having to do with small particles and fine textures: they variously referred to powder, salt, barley porridge, cake, and an embroidered veil."
  • "The treats are made by wrapping apples with a layer of pastry, then baking them until the pastry is crisp and the apple is tender."