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pastrynoun

uk   /ˈpeɪ.stri/ us   /ˈpeɪ.stri/
C1 [U] a food made from a mixture of flour, fat, and water, rolled flat 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 apple pie.
C1 [C] a type of sweet cake made of special pastry and usually containing something such as fruit or nuts: We were offered a selection of cakes and pastries with our tea.
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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, baked food 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.
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