Comfiture Com"fi*ture (?; 135), n. [F. confiture; cf. LL. confecturae sweetmeats, confectura a preparing. See {Comfit}, and cf. {Confiture}.] See {Comfit}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • comfiture — com·fi·ture …   English syllables

  • comfiture — /ˈkʌmfətʃʊə/ (say kumfuhchoouh) noun Obsolete a confection; a preserve, as of fruit. Also, confiture. {Middle English, from French, from confit comfit1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • comfiture — fə̇ˌchu̇(ə)r noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English confiture, from Middle French, from confit + ure : a comfit or preserve …   Useful english dictionary

  • Discomfiture — Dis*com fi*ture (?; 135), n. [OF. desconfiture, F. d[ e]confiture. See {Discomfort}, v. t., and cf. {Comfiture}.] The act of discomfiting, or the state of being discomfited; rout; overthrow; defeat; frustration; confusion and dejection. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • confiture — noun A preserve or candied fruit Syn: preserve, comfit, comfiture …   Wiktionary

  • comfit — noun a) A confection consisting of a nut, seed or fruit coated with sugar. b) A computerised image of a suspect produced for the police force. See Also: comfiture …   Wiktionary

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