Definition of patisserie in English:


Line breaks: pa¦tis|serie
Pronunciation: /pəˈtiːs(ə)ri
, -ˈtɪs-/


  • 1A shop where pastries and cakes are sold: the patisserie also specializes in cheesecakes and tortes
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    • But in France, they are carefully hand-harvested and sold as a seasonal luxury to serve atop perfect individual custard tarts at Paris patisseries.
    • Amanda had done a lot of travelling to Italy and other European countries working in patisseries and health stores making chocolates.
    • There are boulangeries and patisseries in every town, with fresh croissants and pastries.
  • 1.1 [mass noun] Pastries and cakes collectively: cream cakes and French patisserie
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    • So I jumped in my little car I'd bought for £50 and went to Amsterdam where I found Dutch patisserie is probably the best in Europe.
    • Not that my visit is all patisserie and cafe au lait, goodness no.
    • He is a highly trained patisserie chef and chocolatier and has made chocolates for the Belgian royal family.


late 16th century: from French pâtisserie, from medieval Latin pasticium 'pastry', from pasta 'paste'.

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