from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A small rounded, flattened cake of food, especially one made from ingredients that have been previously ground, chopped, or minced.
  • noun A patty shell.
  • noun A small pie; a pasty.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A little pie; a pasty: as, a chicken patty; oyster patties.
  • Same as patté.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A little pie.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A flattened portion of ground meat, usually round but sometimes square in shape.
  • noun Jamaica A pastry with various fillings and spices baked inside a flaky shell, often tinted golden yellow with an egg yolk mixture or turmeric.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun small flat mass of chopped food
  • noun small pie or pasty
  • noun round flat candy


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French pâté, pâté; see pâté.]


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