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 (kŭm′fĭt, kŏm′-)
A confection that consists of a piece of fruit, a seed, or a nut coated with sugar.

[Middle English confit, from Old French, from Latin cōnfectum, thing prepared, neuter past participle of cōnficere, to prepare : com-, com- + facere, to make; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]
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(ˈkʌmfɪt; ˈkɒm-)
(Cookery) a sugar-coated sweet containing a nut or seed
[C15: from Old French, from Latin confectum something prepared, from conficere to produce; see confect]
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(ˈkʌm fɪt, ˈkɒm-)

a candy containing a nut or piece of fruit.
[1300–50; Middle English confit < Middle French < Latin confectum something prepared]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.comfit - candy containing a fruit or nut
confection, sweet - a food rich in sugar
Verb1.comfit - make into a confection; "This medicine is home-confected"
assemble, put together, tack together, set up, piece, tack - create by putting components or members together; "She pieced a quilt"; "He tacked together some verses"; "They set up a committee"
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n (old)Konfekt nt, → Zuckerwerk (old) nt
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References in classic literature ?
Alice had no idea what to do, and in despair she put her hand in her pocket, and pulled out a box of comfits, (luckily the salt water had not got into it), and handed them round as prizes.
The next thing was to eat the comfits: this caused some noise and confusion, as the large birds complained that they could not taste theirs, and the small ones choked and had to be patted on the back.
Perhaps, too, you like comfits? Well, write and tell me if it is so.
"That," replied Oudarde dryly, "does not prevent the Flemings having very fine horses, and having had a superb supper yesterday with monsieur, the provost of the merchants, at the Hôtel-de-Ville, where they were served with comfits and hippocras, and spices, and other singularities."
"So true is it that they supped at the Hôtel-de-Ville," replied Oudarde but little affected by this catalogue, "that such a triumph of viands and comfits has never been seen."
"I liked bonbons too in those days, Miss Eyre, and I was croquant--(overlook the barbarism)--croquant chocolate comfits, and smoking alternately, watching meantime the equipages that rolled along the fashionable streets towards the neighbouring opera-house, when in an elegant close carriage drawn by a beautiful pair of English horses, and distinctly seen in the brilliant city-night, I recognised the'voiture' I had given Celine.
"True, my sweet bird, true," answered the knight, picking a comfit from his gold drageoir.
Helen Dawson: " Female staff always pleasant when I've visited but my liquorice comfits went up by 20p a bag so I ceased buying an occasional treat for myself.
that trick--and his other of changing ladies' pocket handkerchiefs into comfits....would enable him to make a handsome subsistence let the book-seller trade go as it please!
Chalking it up as a sign that "we were now within a measurable distance of civilization," James reports that in Hunchun, the shops were full of foreign goods imported from Russia such as kerosene lamps, clocks, glycerin soap, comfits, biscuits, chintz, English teacups, American canned fruit and a quantity of miscellaneous goods.
Sheec[R] was recently featured on the Today Show during the segment Bobbie Buzz for its unique sock solutions such as ComFits, the bandless boot sock.
This woman has a villainous sweet breath, did she not stink of comfits. Help me, sweet tutor, or I shall rub my lips off." Implicit in Tim's reactions is not only a sense of outrage at being imposed upon, but a sense of disgust at being exposed to the contamination of these female bodies.