confit

[kawn-fee]
noun French Cookery.
duck or goose cooked in its own fat and preserved.

Origin:
< French; see comfit

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confit (kɔ̃fi)
 
n
cookery a preserve: a confit of duck
 
[literally: preserve]

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confit
obs. form of comfit.
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Example sentences
We enjoyed crayfish in champagne and a particularly good duck confit.
Mashed potato cakes filled with duck confit, pine nuts and roasted garlic.
During tomato season, confit is one of the best ways to use the season's bounty.
Fall is the perfect time to make a confit from the last of the tomatoes.
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