Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A confection, preserve, or jam.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or art of making confections.
  • noun A sweetmeat; a confection: a comfit.
  • noun A composition; a preparation made up of different drugs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Composition; preparation, as of a drug, or confection; a sweetmeat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A preserve or candied fruit

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun preserved or candied fruit

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Old French, from confit, confection; see comfit.]

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From French confiture

Examples

  • This spectacular offering boasts a deep purple color in addition to a dense nose that the French would call a confiture of black fruits, particularly plums, blackberries, and black currants.

    The World’s Greatest Wine Estates

  • This spectacular offering boasts a deep purple color in addition to a dense nose that the French would call a confiture of black fruits, particularly plums, blackberries, and black currants.

    The World’s Greatest Wine Estates

  • This spectacular offering boasts a deep purple color in addition to a dense nose that the French would call a confiture of black fruits, particularly plums, blackberries, and black currants.

    The World’s Greatest Wine Estates

  • This spectacular offering boasts a deep purple color in addition to a dense nose that the French would call a confiture of black fruits, particularly plums, blackberries, and black currants.

    The World’s Greatest Wine Estates

  • This spectacular offering boasts a deep purple color in addition to a dense nose that the French would call a confiture of black fruits, particularly plums, blackberries, and black currants.

    The World’s Greatest Wine Estates

  • This spectacular offering boasts a deep purple color in addition to a dense nose that the French would call a confiture of black fruits, particularly plums, blackberries, and black currants.

    The World’s Greatest Wine Estates

  • This spectacular offering boasts a deep purple color in addition to a dense nose that the French would call a confiture of black fruits, particularly plums, blackberries, and black currants.

    The World’s Greatest Wine Estates

  • This spectacular offering boasts a deep purple color in addition to a dense nose that the French would call a confiture of black fruits, particularly plums, blackberries, and black currants.

    The World’s Greatest Wine Estates

  • This spectacular offering boasts a deep purple color in addition to a dense nose that the French would call a confiture of black fruits, particularly plums, blackberries, and black currants.

    The World’s Greatest Wine Estates

  • This spectacular offering boasts a deep purple color in addition to a dense nose that the French would call a confiture of black fruits, particularly plums, blackberries, and black currants.

    The World’s Greatest Wine Estates

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