confectionary

[ kuhn-fek-shuh-ner-ee ]

noun,plural con·fec·tion·ar·ies.
  1. a candy or other confection.

  2. a place where confections are kept or made.

adjective
  1. relating to or of the nature of confections or their production.

Origin of confectionary

1
First recorded in 1590–1600; from Medieval Latin confectiōnārius “maker of confections, apothecary”; equivalent to confectiōn- + -ārius see origin at confection, -ary

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British Dictionary definitions for confectionary

confectionary

/ (kənˈfɛkʃənərɪ) /


nounplural -aries
  1. a place where confections are kept or made

  2. a rare word for confection

adjective
  1. of or characteristic of confections

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