American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Fruit stewed or cooked in syrup.
- n. A long-stemmed dish used for holding fruit, nuts, or candy.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Fruit stewed or preserved in syrup, sometimes with spices.
- n. Same as compotier.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A preparation of fruit in sirup in such a manner as to preserve its form, either whole, halved, or quartered.
- n. a bowl-shaped dish having a stem, and a base smaller than the bowl, used to serve compotes or other items, such as candies, nuts, or fruit; a compote dish. Compotes may be made of different materials, such as glass, porcelain, or silver.
- n. dessert of stewed or baked fruit
- From French compote. (Wiktionary)
- French, from Old French composte, mixture, from Latin composita, feminine past participle of compōnere, to put together; see component. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And no clue what to do with them all, other than that compote from a couple days ago and a pie or two.”
“He added: "I wouldn't mind but their vanilla panna cotta with raspberry compote is absolutely bloody terrible.”
“To have the feet in compote (stewed fruit) (when one's feet feel like jelly) = avoir très mal aux pieds = to have sore feet”
“The folks behind the cooking kiosk at my favorite market just handed me something they call a compote; intended to replace cranberry's role ..”
“Of all dishes there are few to equal what is called a compote of fruit, and there are probably few sweets more popular than --”
“If you’re careful to choose red instead of green rhubarb stalks, the compote will be a pretty pink color.”
“He noticed that the large 'compote' (as it was called in his trade) which marked the centre of the table, was the production of his firm.”
“Oddly enough, this is the way in which they prepare tea in Cashmere and other parts of India, with this essential difference, though, that the Orientals mitigate the astringency of the herb with milk and almonds and divers ingredients, tending to make a sort of "compote" of it.”
“ Although RC's clerk wrote "compote" RC probably dictated "compute" as the word was in use by 1720.”
“Put a scoop of warm apple compote onto each serving of waffles to serve.”
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