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A short pastry made with flour, butter, eggs, and sugar, and used in making biscuits, sweet tarts, etc.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Sharpe's Magazine. From Italian pasta frolla from pasta pastry, dough + frolla, feminine of frollo soft, tender, of unknown origin: see further M. Cortelazzo and P. Zolli Diz. Etimol. della Lingua Italiana (ed. 2, 1999) at cited word.
pasta frolla/ˌpastə ˈfrəʊlə/
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