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Confectionery — Con*fec tion*er*y, n. 1. Sweetmeats, in general; things prepared and sold by a confectioner; confections; candies. [1913 Webster] 2. A place where candies, sweetmeats, and similar things are made or sold. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
confectionery — 1540s, things made or sold by a confectioner, from CONFECTION (Cf. confection) + ERY (Cf. ery). Of architectural ornamentation, from 1861 … Etymology dictionary
confectionery — ► NOUN (pl. confectioneries) ▪ sweets and chocolates collectively … English terms dictionary
confectionery — [kən fek′shəner΄ē] n. pl. confectioneries 1. confections or candy, collectively 2. the business or work of a confectioner ☆ 3. a confectioner s shop; candy store … English World dictionary
Confectionery — Sweets redirects here. For other uses, see Sweets (disambiguation). An arrangement of confections. Confectionery is the set of food items that are rich in sugar, any one or type of which is called a confection. Modern usage may include substances … Wikipedia
confectionery — [[t]kənfe̱kʃənri, AM neri[/t]] N UNCOUNT Confectionery is sweets and chocolates. [WRITTEN] ...hand made confectionery. Syn: sweets … English dictionary
confectionery — UK [kənˈfekʃ(ə)n(ə)rɪ] / US [kənˈfekʃənərɪ] noun [uncountable] Word forms confectionery : singular confectionery plural confectioneries sweet foods such as sweets and chocolates … English dictionary
confectionery — noun a) Foodstuffs that taste very sweet, taken as a group; candies, sweetmeats and confections collectively. b) The business or occupation of manufacturing confectionery; the skill or work of a confectioner. Syn: candy, sweets, manufacture,… … Wiktionary
confectionery — noun (plural eries) Date: 1751 1. the confectioner s art or business 2. sweet foods (as candy or pastry) 3. a confectioner s shop … New Collegiate Dictionary
confectionery — /keuhn fek sheuh ner ee/, n., pl. confectioneries. 1. confections or sweetmeats collectively. 2. the work or business of a confectioner. 3. a confectioner s shop. [1535 45; CONFECTION + ERY] * * * … Universalium
confectionery — Synonyms and related words: Jell O, antique store, apothecary, automobile showroom, blancmange, bookstore, bootery, candy, candy store, chemist, cigar store, clothiers, clothing store, comfit, compote, confection, confiture, conserve, dress shop … Moby Thesaurus