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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.]
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1. (Cookery) a shop where fancy pastries are sold
2. (Cookery) such pastries
[C18: French, from pâtissier pastry cook, ultimately from Late Latin pasta paste1]
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pa•tis•se•rie(pəˈtɪs ə ri)
1. a shop where pastry, esp. French pastry, is made and sold.
[1760–70; < French pâtisserie, Middle French pastiserie=pastis-, presumed Old French *pastitz pastry (< Vulgar Latin *pastīcium pasty, pie) + -erie -ery]
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(= pastry shop) → Konditorei f
(= pastries) → Feingebäck nt
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