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comfit

[kuhm-fit, kom-] /ˈkʌm fɪt, ˈkɒm-/
noun
1.
a candy containing a nut or piece of fruit.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English confit < Middle French < Latin confectum something prepared. See confect
Can be confused
comfit, comfort (see synonym study at comfort)
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British Dictionary definitions for comfit

comfit

/ˈkʌmfɪt; ˈkɒm-/
noun
1.
a sugar-coated sweet containing a nut or seed
Word Origin
C15: from Old French, from Latin confectum something prepared, from conficere to produce; see confect
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Word Origin and History for comfit
comfit
1334, "sugarplum," from O.Fr. confite, from L. confectum, from confectionem (see confection).
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