noun \ˈkəm(p)-fət, ˈkäm(p)-\

Definition of COMFIT

:  a candy consisting of a piece of fruit, a root (as licorice), a nut, or a seed coated and preserved with sugar

Origin of COMFIT

Middle English confit, from Anglo-French *confit, from past participle of confire, cumfire to prepare, from Latin conficere, from com- + facere to make — more at do
First Known Use: 14th century


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