noun, plural confectioneries.
confections or sweetmeats collectively.
the work or business of a confectioner.
a confectioner's shop.

1535–45; confection + -ery Unabridged
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confectionery (kənˈfɛkʃənərɪ)
n , pl -eries
1.  sweets and other confections collectively
2.  the art or business of a confectioner

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Word Origin & History

1540s, "things made or sold by a confectioner," from confection + -ery. Of architectural ornamentation, from 1861.
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Example sentences
Most sales of candy and confectionery are subject to sales tax.
Candy and confectionery are generally subject to sales tax.
And yet it would be idle to declare that none of such books rises above the
  confectionery level.
Using the finest cacao available, a mind-boggling selection of confectionery is
  categorized into exotic collections.
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