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Definition of pastry noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    pastry

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈpeɪstri//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpeɪstri//
     
    (pl. pastries) Carbohydrates
     
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  1. 1[uncountable] a mixture of flour, fat and water or milk that is rolled out flat and baked as a base or covering for pies, etc. see also choux pastry, filo pastry, puff pastry, shortcrust pastry See related entries: Carbohydrates
  2. 2[countable] a small cake made using pastry see also Danish pastry
  3. Word Origin late Middle English (as a collective term): from paste, influenced by Old French pastaierie.Extra examples Bake until the pastry is crisp and golden. Brush the pastry with a little water. Cut the filo pastry into 10 cm strips. Line the tin with the pastry. mushrooms wrapped in filo pastry
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pastry