Confectionaries



[kuh n-fek-shuh-ner-ee] /kənˈfɛk ʃəˌnɛr i/

noun, plural confectionaries.
1.
a candy; sweetmeat.
2.
a place where confections are kept or made.
3.
(def 3).
adjective
4.
pertaining to or of the nature of confections or their production.
/kənˈfɛkʃənərɪ/
noun (pl) -aries
1.
a place where confections are kept or made
2.
a rare word for confection
adjective
3.
of or characteristic of confections
n.

c.1600, “confection maker,” also “confection maker’s shop,” from confection + -ary. As an adjective, from 1660s.

only in 1 Sam. 8:13, those who make confections, i.e., perfumers, who compound species and perfumes.

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