compote

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noun com·pote \ˈkäm-ˌpōt\

Definition of compote

  1. 1 :  a dessert of fruit cooked in syrup

  2. 2 :  a bowl of glass, porcelain, or metal usually with a base and stem from which compotes, fruits, nuts, or sweets are served

Origin and Etymology of compote

French, from Old French composte, from Latin composta, feminine of compostus, past participle


First Known Use: 1693


COMPOTE Defined for English Language Learners

compote

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noun com·pote \ˈkäm-ˌpōt\

Definition of compote for English Language Learners

  • : a dessert made of fruits cooked with sugar


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