noun, plural con·fec·tion·ar·ies.
a candy; sweetmeat.
a place where confections are kept or made.
pertaining to or of the nature of confections or their production.
Origin of confectionary
< Medieval Latin confectiōnārius,
equivalent to confectiōn- confection
+ -ārius -ary
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noun plural -aries
a place where confections are kept or made
of or characteristic of confections
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Word Origin and History for confectionaries
c.1600, "confection maker," also "confection maker's shop," from confection + -ary. As an adjective, from 1660s.
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