[kuh n-fek-shuh-ner-ee]
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Origin of confectionery

First recorded in 1535–45; confection + -ery Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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noun plural -eries
  1. sweets and other confections collectively
  2. the art or business of a confectioner
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Word Origin and History for confectionery

1540s, "things made or sold by a confectioner," from confection + -ery. Of architectural ornamentation, from 1861.

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