[ kawn-fee ]
/ kɔ̃ˈfi /

noun French Cookery.

duck or goose cooked in its own fat and preserved.

Origin of confit

From French; see origin at comfit Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for confit

  • Next comes the Confit d'Oie, a sort of goose stew, utterly unlike anything you have tasted before, but not without its merits.

British Dictionary definitions for confit


/ French (kɔ̃fi) /


cookery a preservea confit of duck

Word Origin for confit

literally: preserve
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Word Origin and History for confit


obsolete form of comfit.

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