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  • A baked food item made from flour and fat pastes such as pie crust; also tarts, bear claws, napoleons, puff pastries, etc.
  • The food group formed by the various kinds of pastries.
  • The type of light flour-based dough used in pastries.
  • A place where pastry is made.
  • The act or art of making pastry.
  • 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.


  • From Middle English pastre, pastri, from pastree (variant of pasterie, from Old French pastaierie and Medieval Latin pasteria) or paste + -ri (modern paste + -ry).

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