Meaning of “pastry” in the English Dictionary

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"pastry" in British English

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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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(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, 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.

(Definition of “pastry” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)