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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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(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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com•fit(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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|Noun||1.||comfit - candy containing a fruit or nut|
|Verb||1.||comfit - make into a confection; "This medicine is home-confected"|
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