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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For an additional sweet treat, partygoers plucked Pierre Hermé macarons from its confectionary tower. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "All the Glamorous Details from Gigi Hadid’s “Denim and Boots” Themed Birthday Party," 23 Apr. 2019 Some 160 employees have been on strike over pay since May 28 at the factory in northern France, which owned by Italian confectionary company Ferrero. Emily Dixon, CNN, "Striking workers block world's largest Nutella factory," 4 June 2019 Poroshenko, 53, a confectionary tycoon when he was elected five years ago, pushed successfully for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church to be recognized as self-standing rather than a branch of the Russian church. Yuras Karmanau, The Seattle Times, "Ukraine comedian leads presidential election, runoff likely," 31 Mar. 2019 Before saying good night, Ta thanked family and friends over the confectionary treat. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "At His Champagne-Filled Birthday Dinner, Patrick Ta Teases the Launch of His First Makeup Line," 13 Feb. 2019 Yildiz Holding, a global confectionary and cookie business owned by Turkey’s richest man, entered negotiations to refinance $7 billion of debt in March. New York Times, "Turkey’s Currency Plunges, Potentially Threatening Erdogan’s Re-election Bid," 23 May 2018 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

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First Known Use of confectionary

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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