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