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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 ?
"True, my sweet bird, true," answered the knight, picking a comfit from his gold drageoir.
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.
The Art School's Vegan Excellence menu includes starters of warm salad of roasted fig, summer leaves, fennel, wild rocket, red onion, sugar and salt-roasted walnuts, focaccia croutes with Mirabelle plum dressing - braised turtle beans, wild mushrooms, charred leeks and comfit tomatoes.
(32) OED sugar-plum n., small round or oval sweetmeat, made of boiled sugar and variously flavoured and coloured; a comfit.
- Sanfor, Comfit machines (3962 mm internal circumference).
As a result, they've developed a new range, ComFit, which puts comfort and fit at its core.