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

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

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


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