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A sweet spread or pastry filling made of prunes or apricots.
[Hungarian lekvár, jam, from Slovak, from Czech lektvar, electuary, from Middle High German lactwārje, latwērge, from Old French leituaire, from Late Latin ēlēctuārium, electuary; see electuary.]
a sweet purée, usually made from prunes or apricots, used chiefly as a pie filling
a jamlike spread of prunes or apricots, often used as a pastry filling.
[1955–60; < Hungarian lekvár jam, marmalade < Slovak; compare Czech lektvar electuary « Late Latin ēlēctuārium electuary]