[kon-fi-choo r]


a confection; a preserve, as of fruit.

Origin of confiture

1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French. See comfit, -ure Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for confiture

Historical Examples of confiture

  • But no, before me I perceive a dish of confiture, that which the Scottish call "marmaladde."

  • For provisions they had nothing but some tins of confiture de singe.


    Pierre Loti

  • I look on the mess-tins which held the confiture and almost weep—because it's all eaten.

    The Red Horizon

    Patrick MacGill

  • Jean, who comes around at mess time for "confiture Americaine," and who has learned how to say "chewing gum" and "cigarette."

    "I was there"

    C. LeRoy Baldridge

  • Queen Mary, as a child, was seasick in crossing to France, and asked for confiture of oranges; hence Marie malade—'marmalade.'

British Dictionary definitions for confiture



a confection, preserve of fruit, etc

Word Origin for confiture

C19: from French, from Old French confire to prepare, from Latin conficere to produce; see confect
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