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n. pl. con·fec·tion·ar·ies
1. A confectioner's shop; a confectionery.
2. Sweet preparations; confections.
3. Obsolete A confectioner.

con·fec′tion·ar′y adj.
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n, pl -aries
1. (Cookery) a place where confections are kept or made
2. (Cookery) a rare word for confection
of or characteristic of confections
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(kənˈfɛk ʃəˌnɛr i)

n., pl. -ar•ies,
adj. n.
1. a candy; sweetmeat.
2. a place where confections are kept or made.
4. of or like confections or their production.
[1590–1600; < Medieval Latin]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.confectionary - a confectioner's shopconfectionary - a confectioner's shop    
shop, store - a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services; "he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod"
tuck shop - a candy store in Great Britain
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