pastry
noun (plural pastries) Etymology: 1paste Date: circa 1538 1. a. paste 1a b. sweet baked goods made of dough having a high fat content 2. a piece of pastry

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  • Pastry — Pas try, n.; pl. {Pastries}. 1. The place where pastry is made. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Articles of food made of paste, or having a crust made of paste, as pies, tarts, etc. [1913 Webster] {Pastry cook}, one whose occupation is to make… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pastry — (n.) mid 15c., food made with paste, not originally limited to sweets, from M.E. paste (see PASTE (Cf. paste) (n.)), probably influenced by O.Fr. pastaierie pastry, from pastoier pastry cook, from paste (see PASTE (Cf. paste) (n.)); also borrowed …   Etymology dictionary

  • pastry — ► NOUN (pl. pastries) 1) a dough of flour, fat, and water, used as a base and covering in baked dishes such as pies. 2) a cake consisting of sweet pastry with a cream, jam, or fruit filling. ORIGIN from PASTE(Cf. ↑paste) …   English terms dictionary

  • Pastry — est un protocole P2P utilisant une table de hachage distribuée. Liens externes Site officiel Portail de l’Internet …   Wikipédia en Français

  • pastry — [n] baked product made with flour bread, cake, croissant, dainty, Danish, delicacy, doughnut, éclair, panettone, patisserie, phyllo, pie, strudel, sweet roll, tart, turnover; concepts 457,461 …   New thesaurus

  • pastry — [pās′trē] n. pl. pastries [see PASTE & ERY] 1. flour dough or paste made with shortening and used for the crust of pies, tarts, etc. 2. foods made with this, as pies, tarts, etc. 3. broadly, all fancy baked goods, including cakes, sweet rolls,… …   English World dictionary

  • Pastry — This article describes Pastry in food. For the Distributed Hash Table system, see Pastry (DHT). Pastry is the name given to various kinds of baked goods made from ingredients such as flour, butter, shortening, baking powder or eggs. It may also… …   Wikipedia

  • pastry — /pay stree/, n., pl. pastries. 1. a sweet baked food made of dough, esp. the shortened paste used for pie crust and the like. 2. any item of food of which such dough forms an essential part, as a pie, tart, or napoleon. [1530 40; PASTE + RY] * *… …   Universalium

  • pastry — noun 1 (esp. BrE) mixture of flour and water ADJECTIVE ▪ crisp, light ▪ Bake until the pastry is crisp and golden. ▪ soggy (BrE) ▪ golden, golden brown …   Collocations dictionary

  • pastry — [16] The original word in English for ‘pastry’ in English was paste. This is still in use as a technical term, but in everyday usage it has gradually been replaced by pastry. This was derived from paste, modelled apparently on Old French… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • pastry — [16] The original word in English for ‘pastry’ in English was paste. This is still in use as a technical term, but in everyday usage it has gradually been replaced by pastry. This was derived from paste, modelled apparently on Old French… …   Word origins

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