- a candy; sweetmeat.
- a place where confections are kept or made.
- confectionery(def 3).
- pertaining to or of the nature of confections or their production.
Origin of confectionary
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Examples from the Web for confectionary
What started as a confectionary is now the oldest know restaurant in Japan.Inside The World’s 10 Oldest Restaurants
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In the second century, wealthy Romans served to their guests a confectionary treat containing cannabis.The Chronic Chronicles: A History of Pot
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For some voters Poroshenko, nicknamed the “Chocolate King” because of his confectionary empire, was the least bad option.Ukraine’s Chocolate King Wins
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The Daily Pic: Before perfecting his confectionary colors, Wayne Thiebaud went brown.Let Them Wait for Cake
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Neither would you approve of the delicacies, as they are thought, of Athenian confectionary?The Republic
She spends every cent of her wages for dress and confectionary.Mind Amongst the Spindles
The Fire caught the Sugar, and spread into the Confectionary.The Memoirs of Charles-Lewis, Baron de Pollnitz, Volume II
Karl Ludwig von Pllnitz
The great evils of confectionary yet remain to be mentioned.The Young Mother
William A. Alcott
In a short time a noble dinner was served up to this unfortunate family, followed by confectionary, fruits, and burgundy.The Stranger in France
- a place where confections are kept or made
- a rare word for confection
- of or characteristic of confections
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Word Origin and History for confectionary
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