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confectionary

[kuhn-fek-shuh-ner-ee]
noun, plural confectionaries.
1.
a candy; sweetmeat.
2.
a place where confections are kept or made.
3.
confectionery ( def 3 ).
adjective
4.
pertaining to or of the nature of confections or their production.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Medieval Latin confectiōnārius, equivalent to confectiōn- confection + -ārius -ary

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confectionary (kənˈfɛkʃənərɪ)
 
n , pl -aries
1.  a place where confections are kept or made
2.  a rare word for confection
 
adj
3.  of or characteristic of confections

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confectionary
c.1600 (n.) "confection maker," also "confection maker's shop," from confection. As an adj., from 1660s.
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