[kuhm-fit, kom-]
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Origin of comfit

1300–50; Middle English confit < Middle French < Latin confectum something prepared. See confect
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  1. a sugar-coated sweet containing a nut or seed

Word Origin for comfit

C15: from Old French, from Latin confectum something prepared, from conficere to produce; see confect
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Word Origin and History for comfit

early 14c., "sugarplum," from Old French confit "preserved fruit," from Latin confectum, from confectionem (see confection).

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