comfit

comfit

[kuhm-fit, kom-]
noun
a candy containing a nut or piece of fruit.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English confit < Middle French < Latin confectum something prepared. See confect

comfit, comfort (see synonym study at comfort).
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comfit (ˈkʌmfɪt, ˈkɒm-)
 
n
a sugar-coated sweet containing a nut or seed
 
[C15: from Old French, from Latin confectum something prepared, from conficere to produce; see confect]

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comfit
1334, "sugarplum," from O.Fr. confite, from L. confectum, from confectionem (see confection).
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