comfit

[ kuhm-fit, kom- ]
/ ˈkʌm fɪt, ˈkɒm- /

noun

a candy containing a nut or piece of fruit.

Origin of comfit

1300–50; Middle English confit < Middle French < Latin confectum something prepared. See confect

Can be confused

comfit comfort
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comfit

/ (ˈkʌmfɪt, ˈkɒm-) /

noun

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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