|a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|1.||the act or process of compounding or mixing|
|2.||any sweet preparation of fruit, nuts, etc, such as a preserve or a sweet|
|3.||old-fashioned an elaborate article of clothing, esp for women|
|4.||informal anything regarded as overelaborate or frivolous: the play was merely an ingenious confection|
|5.||a medicinal drug sweetened with sugar, honey, etc|
|[C14: from Old French, from Latin confectiō a preparing, from conficere to produce; see |
confection con·fec·tion (kən-fěk'shən)
A sweetened medicinal compound. Also called electuary.
(Ex. 30:35, "ointment" in ver. 25; R.V., "perfume"). The Hebrew word so rendered is derived from a root meaning to compound oil and perfume.