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comfit

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noun com·fit \ˈkəm(p)-fət, ˈkäm(p)-\

Definition of comfit

  1. :  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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