- a confection; a preserve, as of fruit.
Origin of confiture
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Examples from the Web for confiture
But no, before me I perceive a dish of confiture, that which the Scottish call "marmaladde."Mr. Punch in the Highlands
For provisions they had nothing but some tins of confiture de singe.War
I look on the mess-tins which held the confiture and almost weep—because it's all eaten.The Red Horizon
Jean, who comes around at mess time for "confiture Americaine," and who has learned how to say "chewing gum" and "cigarette.""I was there"
C. LeRoy Baldridge
Queen Mary, as a child, was seasick in crossing to France, and asked for confiture of oranges; hence Marie malade—'marmalade.'Social Origins and Primal Law
- a confection, preserve of fruit, etc
C19: from French, from Old French confire to prepare, from Latin conficere to produce; see confect
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