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confectionery

[ kuhn-fek-shuh-ner-ee ]
/ kənˈfɛk ʃəˌnɛr i /
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noun, plural con·fec·tion·er·ies.

candy or other confections collectively.
the work or business of a confectioner, who makes or sells confections.
a place where confections are sold; a confectioner's shop.

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Origin of confectionery

First recorded in 1535–45; confection + -ery

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH confectionery

confectionary, confectionery
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British Dictionary definitions for confectionery

confectionery
/ (kənˈfɛkʃənərɪ) /

noun plural -eries

sweets and other confections collectively
the art or business of a confectioner
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