verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for confection
The business they were running was a confection of several sources.
Nuts and raisins are used in this confection, but if desired they may be omitted.
Hankin details a case of an Indian confection made largely from milk that caused a typhoid outbreak in a British regiment.Outlines of Dairy Bacteriology, 8th edition|H. L. Russell
If the sugar is damp, it will mat so that the confection is "mussy" to the eye and unpleasant to the palate.Candy-Making Revolutionized|Mary Elizabeth Hall
It will keep for a very long time and has been a dessert or confection in Mexico for centuries.The Complete Book of Cheese|Robert Carlton Brown
It is often flavored and sweetened and then forms the confection known as sweet chocolate.
British Dictionary definitions for confection
Word Origin for confection
Word Origin and History for confection
mid-14c., confescioun, from Old French confeccion (12c., Modern French confection) "drawing up (of a treaty, etc.); article, product," in pharmacology, "mixture, compound," from Late Latin confectionem (nominative confectio) "a confection," in classical Latin, "a making, preparing," noun of action from confect-, past participle stem of conficere "to prepare," from com- "with" (see com-) + facere "to make, do" (see factitious). Originally "the making by means of ingredients," sense of "candy or light pastry" predominated from 16c.