from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Fruit stewed or cooked in syrup.
- n. A long-stemmed dish used for holding fruit, nuts, or candy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A dessert made of fruit cooked in sugary syrup.
- n. A dish used for serving fruit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Fruit stewed or preserved in syrup, sometimes with spices.
- n. Same as compotier.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. dessert of stewed or baked fruit
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)
From French compote. (Wiktionary)