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uk   /ˈpeɪ.stri/  us   /ˈpeɪ.stri/
C1 [U] a ​food made from a ​mixture of ​flour, ​fat, and ​water, ​rolledflat and either ​wrapped around or put over or under other ​foods, and then ​baked: shortcrust/​puff/​filo/choux/​flaky pastry Ann makes ​delicious pastry - you should ​try her ​applepie.
C1 [C] a ​type of ​sweetcake made of ​special pastry and usually ​containing something such as ​fruit or ​nuts: We were ​offered a ​selection of ​cakes and pastries with ​ourtea.
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(Definition of pastry from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pastrynoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈpeɪ·stri/
a ​mixture of ​flour, ​fat, and ​water which is used as a ​base or ​covering for other ​foods and ​baked: [U] pie pastry
A pastry is also a ​sweet, ​bakedfood made of a ​mixture of ​flour, ​fat, and ​water and often ​filled with ​fruit or ​cream: [C] We were ​offered a ​selection of pastries for ​dessert.
(Definition of pastry from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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