confectionery

noun
con·fec·tion·ery | \kən-ˈfek-shə-ˌner-ē \
plural confectioneries

Definition of confectionery 

1 : the confectioner's art or business

2 : sweet foods (such as candy or pastry)

3 : a confectioner's shop

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According to Mr Hausmann and his co-authors, only a third of raw-sugar exporters also export confectionery. The Economist, "Wakandanomics," 28 Mar. 2018 Was there time for a fast run for an ice cream or snowball before the corner confectionery store closed for the night? Jacques Kelly, baltimoresun.com, "Remembering Baltimore's magical glow from gaslights on a summer night," 14 July 2018 Elsewhere, confectionery giant Nestlé is beginning to test a product from tech startup Amino. Lara O’reilly, WSJ, "Big Advertisers Embrace Blockchain to Root Out Digital Spending Waste," 12 July 2018 In colonial towns, English and European immigrants found success opening confectionery shops that sold ice cream. Linda Rodriguez Mcrobbie, BostonGlobe.com, "How ice cream made America," 30 June 2018 Step 4: Frost the cupcakes Ingredients: 3 cups confectioner’s sugar 1/3 cup butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons milk 2 tablespoons honeysuckle syrup Mix the confectionery sugar and butter in a large bowl. Kevin Ambrose, Washington Post, "What’s that wonderful smell? It’s honeysuckle season!," 4 June 2018 Graham posted from the iconic Market Street confectionery on May 23. Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, "Here's where 'Top Chef' hosts and judges have stopped in Louisville," 24 May 2018 Google’s Android, true to its confectionery naming scheme, is distributed more in slices than as a whole. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "What do we even mean when we say ‘Android’?," 11 May 2018 Earlier this year, Nestlé sold its U.S. confectionery business, which includes the Butterfinger and Baby Ruth brands, to Italian candy maker Ferrero International SA for $2.8 billion in cash. Brian Blackstone And Julie Jargon, WSJ, "Starbucks Sells Nestlé the Rights to Offer Its Coffee in Stores," 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of confectionery

1751, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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confectionery

noun

English Language Learners Definition of confectionery

: sweet foods (such as fudge and candy)

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