Definitions

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

  • noun Dough or paste consisting primarily of flour, water, and shortening that is baked and often used as a crust for foods such as pies and tarts.
  • noun Baked sweet foods made with pastry.
  • noun One of these baked foods.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A place where pies, tarts, etc., are made.
  • noun Viands made of paste, or of which paste constitutes a principal ingredient; particularly, the crust or cover of a pie, tart, or the like.

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

  • noun obsolete The place where pastry is made.
  • noun Articles of food made of paste, or having a crust made of paste, as pies, tarts, etc.
  • noun one whose occupation is to make pastry.

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

  • noun A baked food group which contains items made from flour and fat pastes such as pie crust; also tarts, bear claws, Napoleons, puff pastries, etc.
  • noun uncountable The type of light flour-based dough used in pastries

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

  • noun a dough of flour and water and shortening
  • noun any of various baked foods made of dough or batter

Etymologies

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

[Middle English pastree, from paste, paste, dough; see paste.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

paste +‎ -ry, or Old French pastaierie.

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  • From The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia:

    "n. A place where pies, tarts, etc., are made.

    "n. Viands made of paste, or of which paste constitutes a principal ingredient; particularly, the crust or cover of a pie, tart, or the like."

    August 11, 2017