Compotes

compote

[kom-poht; French kawn-pawt]
noun, plural compotes [kom-pohts; French kawn-pawt] .
1.
fruit stewed or cooked in a syrup, usually served as a dessert.
2.
Also, compotier. a dish, usually of glass, china, or silver, having a base, stem, and often a lid, and used for serving fruit, nuts, candy, etc.

Origin:
1685–95; < French; Old French composte < Latin composita, feminine of compositus composite; cf. compost

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compote (ˈkɒmpəʊt, French kɔ̃pɔt)
 
n
a dish of fruit stewed with sugar or in a syrup and served hot or cold
 
[C17: from French composte, from Latin composita, feminine of compositus put in place; see composite]

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compote
1690s, from Fr. compote, from O.Fr. composte (13c.) "stewed fruit," from L. composta, from compositus (see composite). Etymologically the same word as compost.
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