Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

Pies and pastries

apple pie

noun

a sweet food made from apples baked in pastry

choux pastry

noun

soft, light pastry containing eggs that is used for making eclairs and profiteroles

cobbler

noun

a sweet food consisting of fruit covered with a soft thick layer of pastry that is baked in an oven

crust

noun

a layer of cooked pastry that forms the outer part of a pie. The inner part is called the filling.

flaky pastry

noun

a type of pastry that consists of a lot of thin layers

flan

noun

a cake or pie without a top that has a filling of cheese, fruit, or vegetables

mince pie

noun

a type of pie that is filled with mincemeat, usually eaten at Christmas

pastry

noun

a food made by mixing flour, fat, and water. The mixture is rolled flat and used for making pies and other food.

pasty

noun

a food made with pastry and meat, cheese, or vegetables

phyllo

noun

very thin sheets of dough (=a mixture of flour and water) used in making pastries

pie

noun

a food that consists of meat, vegetables, or fruit cooked inside a case of pastry or below a layer of it

pie crust

noun

the pastry covering of a pie

puff pastry

noun

a type of pastry that is very light and has a lot of air in it

quiche

noun

a food that consists of a base made of pastry and a top part made by mixing together eggs and cheese, and often other foods. It is cooked in an oven.

rissole

noun

a food made from meat or fish cut into very small pieces, covered with pastry and cooked in oil

strudel

noun

a type of pastry with fruit or nuts inside

tart

noun

a pie that has no top and is filled with fruit or something sweet

turnover

noun

a sweet food like a small pie, filled with fruit

vol-au-vent

noun

a food that consists of a round piece of pastry that is baked and then filled with meat or vegetables

emoji

a small digital image … which is used in electronic communication to express emotion or other simple concepts

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

major on (doing) sth

to have or do a lot of something; to focus on a particular thing

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog