comfit

  • 1Comfit — Com fit, n. [F. confit, prop. a p. p., fr. confire to preserve, pickle, fr. L. conficere to prepare; con + facere to make. See {Fact}, and cf. {Confect}.] A dry sweetmeat; any kind of fruit, root, or seed preserved with sugar and dried; a… …

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  • 2Comfit — Com fit, v. t. To preserve dry with sugar. [1913 Webster] The fruit which does so quickly waste, . . . Thou comfitest in sweets to make it last. Cowley. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3comfit — early 14c., sugarplum, from O.Fr. confit preserved fruit, from L. confectum, from confectionem (see CONFECTION (Cf. confection)) …

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  • 4comfit — [kum′fit, käm′fit] n. [ME & OFr confit, orig., pp. of confire, to preserve < L conficere: see CONFECT] a candy or sweetmeat; esp., a candied fruit, nut, etc …

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  • 5comfit — драже caraway comfit тминное драже pistachio comfit драже с корпусами из фисташек …

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  • 6comfit — noun Etymology: Middle English confit, from Anglo French *confit, from past participle of confire, cumfire to prepare, from Latin conficere, from com + facere to make more at do Date: 14th century a candy consisting of a piece of fruit, a root… …

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  • 7Comfit — Not to be confused with confit. Licorice comfits Comfits are confectionery consisting of dried fruits, nuts, seeds or spices coated with sugar candy. Almond comfits (also known as sugar almonds or Jordan almonds ) in a muslin bag or other… …

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  • 8comfit — /kum fit, kom /, n. a candy containing a nut or piece of fruit. [1300 50; ME confit < MF < L confectum something prepared. See CONFECT] * * * …

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  • 9comfit — 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 …

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  • 10comfit — Synonyms and related words: Jell O, blancmange, candy, compote, confection, confectionery, confiture, conserve, frosting, gelatin, glaze, honey, icing, jam, jelly, marmalade, meringue, mousse, preserve, sweet, sweet stuff, sweetmeat, sweets,&#8230; …

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  • 11comfit — see CONFETTI …

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  • 12comfit — com·fit || kÊŒmfɪt n. candy, sweet …

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  • 13comfit — [ kʌmfɪt] noun dated a sweet consisting of a nut, seed, or other centre coated in sugar. Origin ME: from OFr. confit, from L. confect , conficere (see confect) …

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  • 14comfit — n. Sweetmeat (dry), confection, confect, conserve, preserve …

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  • 15comfit — com·fit …

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  • 16comfit — com•fit [[t]ˈkʌm fɪt, ˈkɒm [/t]] n. coo a candy containing a nut or piece of fruit • Etymology: 1300–50; ME confit &LT; MF &LT; L confectum something prepared …

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  • 17comfit — I. /ˈkʌmfət/ (say kumfuht), /ˈkɒm / (say kom ) noun Obsolete a sugar coated sweet. {Middle English, from Old French confit, past participle of confire preserve, prepare, from Latin conficere} II. /ˈkɒmfɪt/ (say komfit) noun a computing facial&#8230; …

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  • 18comfit — see CONFETTI …

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  • 19comfit — n. archaic a sweet consisting of a nut, seed, etc., coated in sugar. Etymology: ME f. OF confit f. L confectum past part. of conficere prepare: see CONFECTION …

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  • 20Kissing comfit — Kiss Kiss, v. i. 1. To make or give salutation with the lips in token of love, respect, etc.; as, kiss and make friends. [1913 Webster] 2. To meet; to come in contact; to touch fondly. [1913 Webster] Like fire and powder, Which as they kiss&#8230; …

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