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 (pə-tĭs′ə-rē, pä-tēs-rē′)
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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(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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.patisserie - a bakery specializing in French pastry
bakehouse, bakery, bakeshop - a workplace where baked goods (breads and cakes and pastries) are produced or sold
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[pəˈtiːsəri] n
(= shop) → pâtisserie f
(= cakes and pastries) → pâtisseries fpl
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(= pastry shop)Konditorei f
(= pastries)Feingebäck nt
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CAKE chain Patisserie Valerie has been bought out of administration by an Irish private equity firm, safeguarding nearly 2,000 jobs.
The Philpotts chain was part of the Patisserie Valerie group, which went into administration last month.
Luxury cake chain Patisserie Valerie has reportedly been saved by Irish private equity firm Causeway Capital Partners.