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[kon-fi-choo r] /ˈkɒn fɪˌtʃʊər/
a confection; a preserve, as of fruit.
Origin of confiture
1350-1400; Middle English < Middle French. See comfit, -ure Unabridged
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  • Bajaurs and Sawds call it blang and hence give the name blang-marabb to its marmalade (marabb) confiture.

    The Bbur-nma in English Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
  • But no, before me I perceive a dish of confiture, that which the Scottish call "marmaladde."

  • For provisions they had nothing but some tins of confiture de singe.

    War Pierre Loti
  • I look on the mess-tins which held the confiture and almost weep—because it's all eaten.

    The Red Horizon Patrick MacGill
  • It is an astringent and ill-flavoured thing, but confiture made of it is not bad.

    The Bbur-nma in English Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
  • Queen Mary, as a child, was seasick in crossing to France, and asked for confiture of oranges; hence Marie malade—'marmalade.'

  • Jean, who comes around at mess time for "confiture Americaine," and who has learned how to say "chewing gum" and "cigarette."

    "I was there" C. LeRoy Baldridge
  • She was making wonderful little tarts with crimped edges to be filled with assortments of confiture.

British Dictionary definitions for confiture


a confection, preserve of fruit, etc
Word Origin
C19: from French, from Old French confire to prepare, from Latin conficere to produce; see confect
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