[kom-poht; French kawn-pawt] /ˈkɒm poʊt; French kɔ̃ˈpɔt/

noun, plural compotes
[kom-pohts; French kawn-pawt] /ˈkɒm poʊts; French kɔ̃ˈpɔt/ (Show IPA)
fruit stewed or cooked in a syrup, usually served as a dessert.
Also, compotier. a dish, usually of glass, china, or silver, having a base, stem, and often a lid, and used for serving fruit, nuts, candy, etc.
/ˈkɒmpəʊt; French kɔ̃pɔt/
a dish of fruit stewed with sugar or in a syrup and served hot or cold

1690s, from French compote “stewed fruit,” from Old French composte (13c.) “mixture, compost,” from Vulgar Latin *composita, fem. of compositus (see composite). Etymologically the same word as compost (n.).


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