con·​fec·​tion·​er | \ kən-ˈfek-sh(ə-)nər How to pronounce confectioner (audio) \

Definition of confectioner

: a manufacturer of or dealer in confections

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Recent Examples on the Web The list included consumer product companies such as Jelly Belly Candy Co., the Fairfield confectioner; Guittard Chocolate; apparel maker Byer California; and cookware maker Meyer Corp. Shwanika Narayan,, "These Bay Area companies got the biggest PPP loans," 7 July 2020 The two vehicles are run jointly by Mr Harf and Olivier Goudet, a former finance chief at Mars, a huge American confectioner (which is also family-owned). The Economist, "The Reimann hypothesis A peek inside JAB Holding," 20 June 2020 Or mallow, a plant that a French confectioner used to create the world-famous fireside treat in the 1800s. National Geographic, "CREATE A FREE NAT GEO ACCOUNT TO CONTINUE READING," 18 May 2020 These, from andSons, a chocolate shop with pedigree that opened last spring in Beverly Hills, Calif., appear simple, colorful and unadorned, but inside they’re a confectioner’s dreamscape. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "An Easter Egg From Beverly Hills," 30 Mar. 2020 The first time was in 1913, when small-time confectioners Amory and Emma Curtis created Snowflake Marshmallow Créme in their home kitchen in Melrose. TheWeek, "The forgotten inventor of the fluffernutter sandwich," 2 May 2020 Once cool, dust with confectioner’s sugar before serving. Jessica Battilana,, "Repertoire: 3 irresistible recipes for your holiday cookie plate," 6 Dec. 2019 The chocolate was formulated in the 1850s by American confectioner Samuel German. National Geographic, "THE BEST OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX," 18 Mar. 2020 Serve, sprinkled with confectioner’s sugar if desired, but certainly with plenty of unsalted butter and warmed maple syrup. Bill St. John, The Denver Post, "Get Cooking: How to make panettone bread pudding," 24 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of confectioner

1591, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jul 2020

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“Confectioner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of confectioner

: a person or business that makes or sells confections (such as chocolates and candies)


con·​fec·​tion·​er | \ kən-ˈfek-shə-nər How to pronounce confectioner (audio) \

Kids Definition of confectioner

: a maker of or dealer in sweet foods (as candies)

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