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bakery

[bey-kuh-ree, beyk-ree] /ˈbeɪ kə ri, ˈbeɪk ri/
noun, plural bakeries.
1.
Also called bakeshop
[beyk-shop] /ˈbeɪkˌʃɒp/ (Show IPA)
. a baker's shop.
2.
a place where baked goods are made.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; baker + -y3; now taken as bake + -ery
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British Dictionary definitions for bake shop

bakery

/ˈbeɪkərɪ/
noun (pl) -eries
1.
Also called bakehouse. a room or building equipped for baking
2.
a shop in which bread, cakes, etc, are sold
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Word Origin and History for bake shop
bakery
c.1820, "place for making bread" (see bake), replacing earlier bakehouse; as "shop where baked goods are sold" it was noted as an Americanism by British travelers from c.1830.
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