from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Meat, such as duck, that has been salted and then cooked and preserved in its own fat.
- n. A condiment made by cooking seasoned fruit or vegetables, usually to a jamlike consistency.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of various kinds of food that have been immersed in a substance for both flavor and preservation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as comfit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Middle English form of comfit.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a piece of meat (especially a duck) cooked slowly in its own fat
Middle English confyt, from Old French confit, from Medieval Latin cōnfectum, from past participle of cōnficere, to prepare; see confect.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French confit, p.p. of confire ("to preserve"), from Latin conficere. (Wiktionary)