confit

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noun con·fit \kōn-ˈfē, kȯn-, kän-\

Definition of confit

  1. 1 :  meat (such as goose, duck, or pork) that has been cooked and preserved in its own fat

  2. 2 :  a garnish made usually from fruit or vegetables that are cooked until tender in a seasoned liquid

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Origin and Etymology of confit

French, from Old French, preparation, preserves, from past participle of confire to prepare — more at comfit

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