Definition of confection
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Examples of confection in a sentence
an assortment of delicious cakes and other confections
following the main course there were assorted confections so delicious-looking as to tempt even determined dieters
Did You Know?
A "confection" is "confected" from several different ingredients or elements. Most confections are sweet, but the word can also be used to refer to any finely worked piece of craftsmanship. In other words, the lacy box containing chocolate confections can be a confection itself. The verb "confect" (meaning "put together from varied material") comes from Latin confectus, the past participle of conficere, meaning "to prepare." "Conficere" joins the prefix con- with the common Latin verb facere, meaning "to make" or "to do." "Factory," "manufacture," and "benefactor" are among the many relations.
First Known Use of confection
CONFECTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of confection for English Language Learners
: a very sweet food
CONFECTION Defined for Kids
Definition of confection for Students
: a very fancy and usually sweet food
Medical Definition of confection
: a medicinal preparation usually made with sugar, syrup, or honey—called also electuary
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