- confections or sweetmeats collectively.
- the work or business of a confectioner.
- a confectioner's shop.
Origin of confectionery
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Examples from the Web for confectionery
The shop was a baker's, and the window was full of cakes and confectionery.The Eternal City
The elder sister was left for two years more alone with her confectionery.A Son of Hagar
Sir Hall Caine
Flowers and leaves may be bought at any confectionery and pasted on with a little icing.Desserts and Salads
He had walked two blocks and the confectionery was between Marshall and Grant.The Street That Wasn't There
Clifford Donald Simak
Here, with boyish delight, we laid in a supply of confectionery.The Story of a Cannoneer Under Stonewall Jackson
Edward A. Moore
- sweets and other confections collectively
- the art or business of a confectioner
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Word Origin and History for confectionery
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