confectionery

noun con·fec·tion·ery \ kən-ˈfek-shə-ˌner-ē \
Updated on: 17 Apr 2018

Definition of confectionery

plural confectioneries
1 : the confectioner's art or business
2 : sweet foods (such as candy or pastry)
3 : a confectioner's shop

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First Known Use of confectionery

1751

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of confectionery for English Language Learners

  • : sweet foods (such as fudge and candy)


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