confectionary
noun (plural -aries) Date: 1599 1. sweets 2. archaic confectioner 3. confectionery 3 • confectionary adjective

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  • Confectionary — Con*fec tion*a*ry, a. Prepared as a confection. [1913 Webster] The biscuit or confectionary plum. Cowper. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Confectionary — Con*fec tion*a*ry, n. [Cf. LL. confectionaris a pharmacist.] A confectioner. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] He will take your daughters to be confectionaries, and to be cooks. 1 Sam. viii. 13. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • confectionary — c.1600 (n.) confection maker, also confection maker s shop, from CONFECTION (Cf. confection) + ARY (Cf. ary). As an adjective, from 1660s …   Etymology dictionary

  • confectionary — [kən fek′shəner΄ē] adj. 1. of or like a confection 2. of confectioners or their work n. pl. confectionaries ☆ 1. CONFECTIONERY (sense 3) 2. a confection …   English World dictionary

  • confectionary — 1. adjective a) Relating to, or of the nature of confections or their production. confectionary wares b) Prepared as a confection. Thy morning bounties ere I left my home, / The biscuit, or confectionary plum; 2. noun a) A …   Wiktionary

  • confectionary — /keuhn fek sheuh ner ee/, n., pl. confectionaries, adj. n. 1. a candy; sweetmeat. 2. a place where confections are kept or made. 3. confectionery (def. 3). adj. 4. pertaining to or of the nature of confections or their production. [1590 1600; <… …   Universalium

  • confectionary — con fec·tion·er·y || nÉ™rɪ n. candy or pastry; pastry shop, bake shop …   English contemporary dictionary

  • confectionary — con·fec·tion·ary …   English syllables

  • confectionary — con•fec•tion•ar•y [[t]kənˈfɛk ʃəˌnɛr i[/t]] n. pl. ar•ies, adj. 1) coo a candy; sweetmeat 2) a place where confections are kept or made 3) coo confectionery 3) 4) of or like confections or their production • Etymology: 1590–1600; < ML …   From formal English to slang

  • confectionary — /kənˈfɛkʃənəri/ (say kuhn fekshuhnuhree) noun (plural confectionaries) 1. a place where confections are kept or made. 2. Obsolete a confection or sweet. 3. Obsolete a confectioner. –adjective 4. relating to or of the nature of confections or… …   Australian English dictionary

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