confiture

noun
con·​fi·​ture | \ ˈkän-fə-ˌchu̇r How to pronounce confiture (audio) , -ˌtyu̇r, -ˌtu̇r \

Definition of confiture

: preserved or candied fruit : jam

Examples of confiture in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like fruitcake in a jar, the confiture is jam-packed with quince, fig, pear, date, prune, apricot, raisin, citrus, nuts and spices ($15 for roughly 7 ounces). Sharyn Jackson, Star Tribune, 15 Jan. 2021 The team uses a classic French confiture technique to create their spoon preserves. Beth Graham, Saveur, 12 June 2019 Exquisite cakes in abstract, geometric shapes, each filled with four to six layers comprising mousse, spongy cake, confiture, cream, and crunch, line the display case ($8.75 each). BostonGlobe.com, 17 Sep. 2019 The small plates ease you in gently, seared foie gras and fried rabbit livers hinting at the delights to come, but standing up on their own with the confitures and butters that accompany them. Paul Oswell, Condé Nast Traveler, 28 Feb. 2018 The small plates ease you in gently, seared foie gras and fried rabbit livers hinting at the delights to come, but standing up on their own with the confitures and butters that accompany them. Paul Oswell, Condé Nast Traveler, 28 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of confiture

1802, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for confiture

borrowed from French, going back to Old French, from confit "preserved (of food)" (past participle of confire "to prepare [a drink], preserve [fruit] in a liquid or sugar") + -ure -ure — more at confit

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The first known use of confiture was in 1802

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4 Oct 2021

Cite this Entry

“Confiture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/confiture. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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