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- (countable) A baked food item made from flour and fat pastes such as pie crust; also tarts, bear claws, napoleons, puff pastries, etc.
- That pastry shop sells not just pastries, but all kinds of baked goods.
- (uncountable) The food group formed by the various kinds of pastries.
- That pastry shop sells not just pastry, but all kinds of baked goods.
- (uncountable) The type of light flour-based dough used in pastries.
- (countable, obsolete) A place where pastry is made.
- c. 1591–1595, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Romeo and Ivliet”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act IV, scene iv], line 2:
- They call for dates and quinces in the pastry.
- (uncountable) The act or art of making pastry.
- He learned pastry from the great Gaston Lenôtre.
- (uncountable, culinary industry) Desserts of all kinds, whether or not these incorporate the baked item made from flour and fat, or that section of a kitchen that prepares these.
- I used to work in the fish section, but now I've been moved to pastry.
type of dough