Part of speech: noun

Articles of food made with a crust of shortened dough, as pies.

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Usage examples "pastry":

  1. Garnish with bits of baked pastry. - "Better Meals for Less Money", Mary Green.
  2. Mrs. Dixon was standing at the kitchen table with a pastry- board before her, making a meat pie. - "The Mating of Lydia", Mrs. Humphry Ward.
  3. With a huge plate of the pastry encrusted apples, smothered with all the cream from one of Mammy's pans of milk, and a tall bottle from the sideboard, Nickols led the way out of the long windows onto the south balcony over which the moon, now high in the heavens, poured the radiance of a new- toned daylight. - "The Heart's Kingdom", Maria Thompson Daviess.