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[kawn-fee] /kɔ̃ˈfi/
noun, French Cookery.
duck or goose cooked in its own fat and preserved.
Origin of confit
< French; see comfit Unabridged
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  • We enjoyed crayfish in champagne and a particularly good duck confit.
  • Mashed potato cakes filled with duck confit, pine nuts and roasted garlic.
  • During tomato season, confit is one of the best ways to use the season's bounty.
  • Fall is the perfect time to make a confit from the last of the tomatoes.
  • The tavern menu features specialties such as duck confit as well as a three-course tasting menu.
  • Duck confit, ravioli, grilled steak and fresh oysters are all served at this elegant eatery.
  • During the holidays, they offer duck confit and beef tenderloin.
  • For the less adventurous a pita pizza or duck confit round out the menu.
  • Tuna tartare, beef tongue confit and country-style ravioli are all on the menu at this fine-dining establishment.
  • People could not get enough of their ravioli with duck confit and apple topping, and their pulled pork was moist and flavorful.
British Dictionary definitions for confit


(cookery) a preserve: a confit of duck
Word Origin
literally: preserve
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Word Origin and History for confit

obsolete form of comfit.

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