con·​fec·​tion·​ary | \ kən-ˈfek-shə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce confectionary (audio) \
plural confectionaries

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confectionary adjective

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Recent Examples on the Web He is most widely known for his juicy pictures of voluptuous confectionary in shop displays and on countertops. Jerry Saltz, Vulture, 27 Dec. 2021 For the artistically inclined chocolate lovers in your life, try a bar from the small-batch confectionary La Nef Chocolate. New York Times, 2 Dec. 2021 The other was Horse Car Railroad Depot, which had a restaurant, bar, meat and fish markets and a confectionary. Susan Dunne,, 2 Sep. 2021 Petro Poroshenko, a confectionary and media magnate and the former president defeated by Zelensky in the 2019 election, has also been the target of numerous corruption probes. Washington Post, 19 Aug. 2021 The neighborhood cafe stayed open throughout much of the last 16 months due to takeout service, buoyed by the confectionary’s national chocolate-shipping service. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 2 Aug. 2021 Attractions range from museums, spectacular natural sites, the country’s largest time capsule (Seward, Nebraska), to Lagomarcino’s legendary confectionary in Moline, Illinois. Washington Post, 19 May 2021 John and Loula Williams built and operated an auto repair garage, a confectionary, and a rooming house. Jazmin Goodwin, CNN, 16 May 2021 For sweets, go to the Emporium (across Main Street) or Main Street Cinema (next door to confectionary). Dewayne Bevil,, 26 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of confectionary

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for confectionary

confection + -ary entry 1, in part after Medieval Latin confectiōnārius "confectioner, apothecary"

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The first known use of confectionary was in 1599

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11 Jan 2022

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“Confectionary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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