confection


con·fec·tion

noun \kən-ˈfek-shən\

: a very sweet food

Full Definition of CONFECTION

1
:  the act or process of confecting
2
:  something confected: as
a :  a fancy dish or sweetmeat; also :  a sweet food
b :  a medicinal preparation usually made with sugar, syrup, or honey
c :  a work of fine or elaborate craftsmanship
d :  a light but entertaining theatrical, cinematic, or literary work

Examples of CONFECTION

  1. an assortment of delicious cakes and other confections
  2. <following the main course there were assorted confections so delicious-looking as to tempt even determined dieters>

First Known Use of CONFECTION

15th century

Related to CONFECTION

Synonyms
sweet, sweetmeat

con·fec·tion

noun \kən-ˈfek-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CONFECTION

: a medicinal preparation usually made with sugar, syrup, or honey—called also electuary

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