Definition of comfit in English:

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comfit

Pronunciation: /ˈkəmfət/
Pronunciation: /ˈkämfət/

noun

dated
A candy consisting of a nut, seed, or other center coated in sugar.
Example sentences
  • They would often prepare egg custard, comfits, lambs' tails, white sugar sweets, fig pies and wafers, and give their mothers nosegays of wild flowers that had been blessed in church.
  • Early versions contained caraway comfits; seeds alone came into use in the 18th century.
  • The rustle and bustle that regularly sweeps the British front row at the shows is usually just some generous soul handing round a bag of licorice comfits.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French confit, from Latin confectum 'something prepared', neuter past participle of conficere 'put together' (see confect).

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Syllabification: com·fit

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