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confection

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CIDE DICTIONARY

confectionn. [F., fr. L. confectio.].
  •  A composition of different materials.  [1913 Webster]
    "A new confection of mold."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A preparation of fruits or roots, etc., with sugar; a sweetmeat.  [1913 Webster]
    "Certain confections . . . are like to candied conserves, and are made of sugar and lemons."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A composition of drugs.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A soft solid made by incorporating a medicinal substance or substances with sugar, sirup, or honey.  [1913 Webster]
    " The pharmacopœias formerly made a distinction between conserves (made of fresh vegetable substances and sugar) and electuaries (medicinal substances combined with sirup or honey), but the distinction is now abandoned and all are called confections."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

confection, n.
1 a dish or delicacy made with sweet ingredients.
2 mixing, compounding.
3 a fashionable or elaborate article of women's dress.

Derivative
confectionary adj. (in sense 1).
Etymology
ME f. OF f. L confectio -onis (as confect)

THESAURUS

confection

Jell-O, admixture, alloy, amalgam, blancmange, blend, brew, candy, combination, combo, comfit, commixture, composite, composition, compote, compound, concoction, confectionery, confiture, conserve, decoction, decoctum, ensemble, frosting, gelatin, glaze, honey, icing, immixture, intermixture, jam, jelly, magma, marmalade, meringue, mixture, mousse, paste, preserve, sweet, sweet stuff, sweetmeat, sweets, tutti-frutti, whipped cream

ROGET THESAURUS

confection

Sweetness

N sweetness, dulcitude, sugar, syrup, treacle, molasses, honey, manna, confection, confectionary, sweets, grocery, conserve, preserve, confiture, jam, julep, sugar-candy, sugar-plum, licorice, marmalade, plum, lollipop, bonbon, jujube, comfit, sweetmeat, apple butter, caramel, damson, glucose, maple sirup, maple syrup, maple sugar, mithai, sorghum, taffy, nectar, hydromel, mead, meade, metheglin, honeysuckle, liqueur, sweet wine, aperitif, sugar cane, sugar beets, desert, pastry, pie, cake, candy, ice cream, tart, puff, pudding (food), dulcification, dulcoration, sweetener, corn syrup, cane sugar, refined sugar, beet sugar, dextrose, artificial sweetener, saccharin, cyclamate, aspartame, Sweet'N Low, sweet, saccharine, sacchariferous, dulcet, candied, honied, luscious, lush, nectarious, melliferous, sweetened, sweet as a nut, sweet as sugar, sweet as honey, sickly sweet, eau sucr_ee, sweets to the sweet.


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