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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A little pie.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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

Etymologies

French pâté, pâté; see pâté.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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