noun (plural -eries) Date: 1751 1. the confectioner's art or business 2. sweet foods (as candy or pastry) 3. a confectioner's shop

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  • Confectionery — Con*fec tion*er*y, n. 1. Sweetmeats, in general; things prepared and sold by a confectioner; confections; candies. [1913 Webster] 2. A place where candies, sweetmeats, and similar things are made or sold. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • confectionery — 1540s, things made or sold by a confectioner, from CONFECTION (Cf. confection) + ERY (Cf. ery). Of architectural ornamentation, from 1861 …   Etymology dictionary

  • confectionery — ► NOUN (pl. confectioneries) ▪ sweets and chocolates collectively …   English terms dictionary

  • confectionery — [kən fek′shəner΄ē] n. pl. confectioneries 1. confections or candy, collectively 2. the business or work of a confectioner ☆ 3. a confectioner s shop; candy store …   English World dictionary

  • Confectionery — Sweets redirects here. For other uses, see Sweets (disambiguation). An arrangement of confections. Confectionery is the set of food items that are rich in sugar, any one or type of which is called a confection. Modern usage may include substances …   Wikipedia

  • confectionery — [[t]kənfe̱kʃənri, AM neri[/t]] N UNCOUNT Confectionery is sweets and chocolates. [WRITTEN] ...hand made confectionery. Syn: sweets …   English dictionary

  • confectionery — UK [kənˈfekʃ(ə)n(ə)rɪ] / US [kənˈfekʃənərɪ] noun [uncountable] Word forms confectionery : singular confectionery plural confectioneries sweet foods such as sweets and chocolates …   English dictionary

  • confectionery — noun a) Foodstuffs that taste very sweet, taken as a group; candies, sweetmeats and confections collectively. b) The business or occupation of manufacturing confectionery; the skill or work of a confectioner. Syn: candy, sweets, manufacture,… …   Wiktionary

  • confectionery — /keuhn fek sheuh ner ee/, n., pl. confectioneries. 1. confections or sweetmeats collectively. 2. the work or business of a confectioner. 3. a confectioner s shop. [1535 45; CONFECTION + ERY] * * * …   Universalium

  • confectionery — Synonyms and related words: Jell O, antique store, apothecary, automobile showroom, blancmange, bookstore, bootery, candy, candy store, chemist, cigar store, clothiers, clothing store, comfit, compote, confection, confiture, conserve, dress shop …   Moby Thesaurus

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