compote

[ kom-poht; French kawn-pawt ]
/ ˈkɒm poʊt; French kɔ̃ˈpɔt /

noun, plural com·potes [kom-pohts; French kawn-pawt]. /ˈkɒm poʊts; French kɔ̃ˈpɔt/.

fruit stewed or cooked in a syrup, usually served as a dessert.
Also compotier. a dish, usually of glass, china, or silver, having a base, stem, and often a lid, and used for serving fruit, nuts, candy, etc.

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Origin of compote

1685–95; <French; Old French composte<Latin composita, feminine of composituscomposite; cf. compost
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British Dictionary definitions for compote

compote
/ (ˈkɒmpəʊt, French kɔ̃pɔt) /

noun

a dish of fruit stewed with sugar or in a syrup and served hot or cold

Word Origin for compote

C17: from French composte, from Latin composita, feminine of compositus put in place; see composite
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