confiture


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con·fi·ture

 (kŏn′fĭ-cho͝or′)
n.
A confection, preserve, or jam.

[French, from Old French, from confit, confection; see comfit.]

confiture

(ˈkɒnfɪˌtjʊə)
n
(Cookery) a confection, preserve of fruit, etc
[C19: from French, from Old French confire to prepare, from Latin conficere to produce; see confect]

con•fi•ture

(ˈkɒn fɪˌtʃʊər)

n.
a confection, esp. a fruit preserve.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French. See comfit, -ure]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.confiture - preserved or candied fruit
confection, sweet - a food rich in sugar
candied fruit, crystallized fruit, succade - fruit cooked in sugar syrup and encrusted with a sugar crystals
conserve, conserves, preserves, preserve - fruit preserved by cooking with sugar
References in classic literature ?
After several vain attempts to comprehend the motives of these two droll old creatures for inviting me to join them at their gouter, I at last fairly gave it up, and resigning myself to inevitable mystification, I sat and looked first at one, then at the other, taking care meantime to do justice to the confitures, cakes, and coffee, with which they amply supplied me.
Les aliments les plus fermentescibles car riches en fructose sont egalement : la pomme, poire, prune, pruneau, raisin, figue, datte, fruits en boite, jus de pomme, de raisin, de poire, confiture au jus de fruits, miel, boissons gazeuses et gommes a macher.
Dans une repetition onomatopeique, ce glouglou rappelle evidemment l'affreuse blessure illustrant la mort du cavalier a la guerre qui n'a alors "plus sa tete, rien qu'une ouverture au-dessus du cou, avec du sang dedans qui mijo tait en glouglous comme de la confiture dans la marmite" (17).
Il a Uu[c]galement Uu[c]tUu[c] relevUu[c] les droits de douane pour les graines de tournesol, les prUu[c]parations dae1/4aoarachides, confiture, complUu[c]ments alimentaires, sodas, eaux minUu[c]rales et autres boissons.
encounter with was an disaster, a callow my first Paris Eventually, the chef prepared for me, the only Englishman present, something I did find acceptable: a confiture baguette.
Entre temps, votre conjoint ou votre conjointe a pris son petit dejeuner et a range negligemment la cuisine, laissant la confiture ouverte sur la table.
A jar of apricot Bonne Maman jam, the remaining globs of confiture dried to the sides of the glass, contains a single battery stood on one end, and radiates a similarly insular energy.
But I was assured that this would be fine because everybody knows about la confiture de Dundee.
SARABAND'S SELECTIONS KEMPTON: 1.30 Pabusar, 2.00 Barbs Princess, 2.30 Dr Finley, 3.00 Opus, 3.30 Confiture, 4.00 Cayuga, 4.30 Rowan Ridge, 5.00 Royal Etiquette.
Elle est tres irritee et << fait la moue >> pour que son reve se transforme en realite et, au moment ou elle accepte finalement de quitter le domaine de son mari en charrette, elle prend une vraie << usine >> de choses: << des boites, une toilette, un pot de fleurs, des sacs, des pots de confiture, des boites a deux chapelles >>.