Definition of patisserie in English:

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Pronunciation: /pəˈtiːs(ə)ri/


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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