Definition of konfyt in English:

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Pronunciation: /kɔnˈfeɪt/


[mass noun] South African
A preserve containing whole fruit or pieces of fruit.
Example sentences
  • The early settlers - Dutch and German - brought with them a sense of orderliness, frugality, and a love of jams and preserves, konfyt, and of baked goods which remains evident even now.
  • I cannot wait to bite into the hard, glassy shell of the block of konfyt and taste the sticky, sweet insides.
  • From a high of over thirty fresh produce stalls, it has shrunk to three which nonetheless stock a wide range of goods, including traditional Cape delicacies such as watermelon konfyt and chutney.


Mid 19th century: Afrikaans, from Dutch konfijt, probably from French confiture.

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