confiture

noun

con·​fi·​ture ˈkän-fə-ˌchu̇r How to pronounce confiture (audio)
-ˌtyu̇r,
-ˌtu̇r
: preserved or candied fruit : jam

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Malbec has aromas of sweet baking spices, black fruit confiture and just a whiff of wood smoke thanks to aging in new French oak barrels for 16 to 18 months. Mike Desimone And Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 13 Oct. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1802, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of confiture was in 1802

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Cite this Entry

“Confiture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/confiture. Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.

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