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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.]


(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]


(ˈkʌm fɪt, ˈkɒm-)

a candy containing a nut or piece of fruit.
[1300–50; Middle English confit < Middle French < Latin confectum something prepared]
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"


n (old)Konfekt nt, → Zuckerwerk (old) nt
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.
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.
that trick--and his other of changing ladies' pocket handkerchiefs into comfits.
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.
There were coconut chips, sherbet fountains, slab toffee, plain and nutty, that the shopkeeper broke with a little hammer, liquorice comfits, the red ones were much prized by little girls who used them as lipstick, marzipan bonbons, raspberry ruffles, liquorice laces, all at twopence a quarter.
There was a stall that sold everything the heart desired by way of sweets, cinder toffee and powdered Turkish delight, satin cushions, liquorice comfits, rum and butter toffee and my favourite number eight rock.
Sugared comfits made from the seeds are a traditional sweetmeat and breathe sweetener.