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

  • n. A bakery specializing in French pastry.

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  • n. pastry shop

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Pastry.
  • n. a shop selling mostly pastries; a pastry shop.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pastry-cook's shop; a place where a light luncheon of cakes, pastry, etc., may be obtained; a confectioner's.
  • n. Pastry; the delicacies sold at a pastrycook's shop or pâtisserie.

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

  • n. a bakery specializing in French pastry


French pâtisserie, from Old French pastiserie, from pasticier, to make pastry, from *pastitz, pastry, from Vulgar Latin *pastīcium, from Late Latin pasta, dough; see paste1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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  • Something that deserves a place in a pâtisserie is krémes, a Hungarian vanilla flavoured sweet based on eggs.

    April 1, 2012