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From Late Latin cōnfectiōnārius (“one who prepares things by means of ingredients”), from Latin cōnfectiō (“preparing, producing”). See confection.
confectionary (not comparable)
- Relating to, or of the nature of confections or their production.
- confectionary wares
- Prepared as a confection.
- 1798, William Cowper, On Receipt of My Mother's Picture, line 60:
- Thy morning bounties ere I left my home, / The biscuit, or confectionary plum;
relating to, or of the nature of confections or their production
confectionary (countable and uncountable, plural confectionaries)
- A candy, sweetmeat; a confection.
- 1787, Miss Tully, “February 10, 1787”, in Letters Written During a Ten Years' Residence at the Court of Tripoli, published 1819, page 285:
- After the dishes of meat were removed, a dessert of Arabian fruits, confectionaries and sweetmeats was served: among the latter was the date bread.
- (obsolete) A place where confections are manufactured, stored; a confectory.
- (dated) A confectioner's shop; a confectionery.
- (obsolete) One who makes confections; a confectioner.
- He will take your daughters to be confectionaries, and to be cooks. -- 1 Samuel viii. 13.
- (uncountable, rare) Candy, sweets, taken collectively; confectionery.
- 1827, Margaret Dods [pseudonym; Christian Isobel Johnstone], The Cook and Housewife’s Manual; Containing the Most Approved Modern Receipts for Making Soups, Gravies, Sauces, Ragouts, and All Made-Dishes; […]. The Second Edition; […], Edinburgh: […] Oliver and Boyd, and Bell and Bradfute; Geo. B. Whittaker, London; and Robertson and Atkinson, Glasgow, page 11:
- Maigre Dishes, dishes used by Roman Catholics on the days when the Church forbids flesh-meats; comprehending fish and vegetable pies and soups, puddings, fruit-pies, egg-dishes, omelets, fritters, macaroni, all preparations of fish, cheese-dishes, fish-sausages, and all creams, jellies, and confectionary, also dressed vegetables, pickles, and preserves.
- “confectionary”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
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