- duck or goose cooked in its own fat and preserved.
Origin of confit
From French; see origin at comfit
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Historical Examples of confit
Next comes the Confit d'Oie, a sort of goose stew, utterly unlike anything you have tasted before, but not without its merits.The Gourmet's Guide to Europe
- cookery a preservea confit of duck
Word Origin for confit
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for confit
obsolete form of comfit.
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