con·​fec·​tion·​ary | \ kən-ˈfek-shə-ˌner-ē \
plural confectionaries

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confectionary adjective

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The show's 1950s world, composed of confectionary colors, a quick-witted heroine, and compulsively low stakes, does not seem like that of two brazen contemporary writers. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," 9 Dec. 2018 Stone's rubicund lengths struck a confectionary chord, glossy strands too short for inclusion left loose to frame her face, some splayed prettily down the back of her neck. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Emma Stone Has a Disney Princess Moment—And It Comes Down to This Tiny Detail," 19 Nov. 2018 The confectionary cold spot is giving Uncle Sam a run for his money by adding two red, white and blue treats to its menu in time to celebrate Independence Day. Garrett Mitchell, azcentral, "Dairy Queen debuts two Fourth of July-themed Blizzard treats," 3 July 2018 Other sectors on the chopping block include ice cream, frozen foods, and confectionary. Hallie Detrick, Fortune, "A Major Activist Investor Wants KitKat-Maker Nestle to Break Up. Here's What He Wants, and Why," 2 July 2018 The state exported more than $311 million just in candy, confectionaries, cakes, and chocolates to Canada in 2017, said Michael Gerber, press secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, by email. Courtney Becker,, "In Pa. and N.J., brewing trade disputes with Canada and China could harm firms," 22 June 2018 The Del Mar Fairgrounds will become a scrumdidilyumptious, Willy Wonka-esque factory of confectionary treats when the San Diego County Fair opens its gates Friday. Carolina Gusman,, "At the San Diego County Fair, it's all about the sweet stuff," 31 May 2018 The artist uses bright colors (hot pink, kelly green), confectionary sights and smells (cakes, frosting, oversize Candy Land props), and signifiers of American prosperity (palm trees, a ceramic Louis Vuitton purse) to lure in her audience. Kerry Cardoza, Chicago Reader, "The American dream, in frosting: the art of Yvette Mayorga," 25 Apr. 2018 Demand for time-consuming confectionary design coupled with a lack of refrigeration made the naturally self-preserving cakes a safe choice. Kate Keller, Smithsonian, "Why This Year’s Royal Wedding Cake Won’t Be a Disgusting Fruitcake," 17 May 2018

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1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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