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confectionary

[kuh n-fek-shuh-ner-ee] /kənˈfɛk ʃəˌnɛr i/
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
1590-1600; < Medieval Latin confectiōnārius, equivalent to confectiōn- confection + -ārius -ary
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British Dictionary definitions for confectionary

confectionary

/kənˈfɛkʃənərɪ/
noun (pl) -aries
1.
a place where confections are kept or made
2.
a rare word for confection
adjective
3.
of or characteristic of confections
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Word Origin and History for confectionary
n.

c.1600, "confection maker," also "confection maker's shop," from confection + -ary. As an adjective, from 1660s.

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