confectionary

noun
con·​fec·​tion·​ary | \ kən-ˈfek-shə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce confectionary (audio) \
plural confectionaries

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confectionary adjective

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Recent Examples on the Web For sweets, go to the Emporium (across Main Street) or Main Street Cinema (next door to confectionary). Dewayne Bevil, orlandosentinel.com, "Disney: Main Street Confectionary, Chapeau closing temporarily," 26 Mar. 2021 Polk’s building is a weird and wonderful combination of austere modernism and Victorian confectionary. Gary Kamiya, San Francisco Chronicle, "One of San Francisco's strangest buildings was a mash-up masterpiece," 19 Mar. 2021 Perhaps Malik should save his confectionary for someone more deserving. Natalie Morin, refinery29.com, "Zayn Malik, A Man Of Few Words, Says F*ck The Grammys," 10 Mar. 2021 Twix, Kit Kat, Starburst, Reese’s Pieces, Skittles, Nerds, Butterfingers, Twizzlers—an eruption of confectionary intended to impart the mother of all sugar highs to the youth of the parish. Tunku Varadarajan, WSJ, "A Halloween When Grown-Ups Wore Masks," 1 Nov. 2020 In the 18th century, decadent, luxurious and rare foods like fruit and refined sugar were melted, mixed and molded into elaborate confectionary that screamed status, afforded to King Louis XVI. Katie Walsh, chicagotribune.com, "'Ottolenghi’ review: A high-end pastry party takes us back to a time before coronavirus," 23 Sep. 2020 An unanticipated problem was encountered, check back soon and try again Tourism and fudge have been best friends since the Victorian times, when fudge-makers first started putting on confectionary shows for passersby from behind their shop windows. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "The Reason Every American Tourist Attraction Sells Fudge," 13 May 2020 Mondelez International, which makes snacks and confectionary items such as Oreo Cookies, Ritz Crackers and Trident Gum, is hiring for a number of full-time, part-time and temporary jobs. oregonlive, "‘We’re looking for anyone who is interested’: Some keep hiring during coronavirus outbreak," 31 Mar. 2020 The tastes of Tennessee are much more than its iconic confectionary delights of Goo Goo Clusters and Moon Pies and the savory taste of Bush’s Baked Beans, all of which originated and are made in the Volunteer State. Mary Ann Anderson, chicagotribune.com, "Old-fashioned road trip leads to East Tennessee culinary gems," 30 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of confectionary

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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5 Apr 2021

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“Confectionary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/confectionary. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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