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ruffled thumbprint-style compote made by the Fenton Art Glass Company
1. Fruit stewed or cooked in syrup.
2. A long-stemmed dish used for holding fruit, nuts, or candy.
[French, from Old French composte, mixture, from Latin composita, feminine past participle of compōnere, to put together; see component.]
compote(ˈkɒmpəʊt; French kɔ̃pɔt)
(Cookery) a dish of fruit stewed with sugar or in a syrup and served hot or cold
[C17: from French composte, from Latin composita, feminine of compositus put in place; see composite]
1. fruit stewed or cooked in a syrup, usu. served as a dessert.
2. a stemmed dish, often with a lid, for serving fruit, nuts, candy, etc.