[ kon-fi-choor ]
See synonyms for confiture on
  1. a confection; a preserve, as of fruit.

Origin of confiture

1350–1400; Middle English <Middle French. See comfit, -ure

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How to use confiture in a sentence

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

  • I think she expected to smell a ravishing fragrance of Jim's favourite confiture as we entered the town.

    Everyman's Land | C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • She was making wonderful little tarts with crimped edges to be filled with assortments of confiture.

  • It is an astringent and ill-flavoured thing, but confiture made of it is not bad.

    The Bbur-nma in English | Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for confiture


/ (ˈkɒnfɪˌtjʊə) /

  1. a confection, preserve of fruit, etc

Origin of confiture

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

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