from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A confection that consists of a piece of fruit, a seed, or a nut coated with sugar.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A confection consisting of a nut, seed or fruit coated with sugar.
- v. To preserve dry with sugar.
- n. A computerised image of a suspect produced for the police force.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A dry sweetmeat; any kind of fruit, root, or seed preserved with sugar and dried; a confection.
- transitive v. To preserve dry with sugar.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any kind of fruit or root preserved with sugar and dried; a ball of sugar with a seed in the center; a bonbon.
- To make a comfit of; preserve dry with sugar.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. candy containing a fruit or nut
- v. make into a confection
Middle English confit, from Old French, from Latin cōnfectum, thing prepared, neuter past participle of cōnficere, to prepare : com-, com- + facere, to make; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French confit ("preserved fruit"), from Latin confectum (cōnfectum). (Wiktionary)
Acronym, from Computer Facial Identification Techniques. (Wiktionary)