confectionery

[ kuh n-fek-shuh-ner-ee ]
/ kənˈfɛk ʃəˌnɛr i /

noun, plural con·fec·tion·er·ies.

confections or sweetmeats collectively.
the work or business of a confectioner.
a confectioner's shop.

Nearby words

  1. confect,
  2. confection,
  3. confectionary,
  4. confectioner,
  5. confectioners' sugar,
  6. confed.,
  7. confederacy,
  8. confederal,
  9. confederate,
  10. confederate jasmine

Origin of confectionery

First recorded in 1535–45; confection + -ery

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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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Word Origin and History for confectionery

confectionery

n.

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

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