[ kuhn-fek-shuh-ner-ee ]
/ kənˈfɛk ʃəˌnɛr i /
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noun, plural con·fec·tion·ar·ies.
a candy or other confection.
a place where confections are kept or made.
relating to or of the nature of confections or their production.
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Origin of confectionary
First recorded in 1590–1600; from Medieval Latin confectiōnārius “maker of confections, apothecary”; equivalent to confectiōn- + -ārius see origin at confection, -ary
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH confectionaryconfectionary , confectionery
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How to use confectionary in a sentence
Generally, in cities where there are confectionaries, you can buy sponge cake baked in large thin sheets.
Carriages rolled along laden with confectionaries and flowers.Lady Rosamond's Secret|Rebecca Agatha Armour
And he will take your daughters to be confectionaries, and to be cooks, and to be bakers.The Government of God|John Taylor
British Dictionary definitions for confectionary
/ (kənˈfɛkʃənərɪ) /
noun plural -aries
a place where confections are kept or made
a rare word for confection
of or characteristic of confections
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