Definition of comfit in English:

comfit

noun

dated
  • A sweet consisting of a nut, seed, or other centre coated in sugar.

    • ‘Early versions contained caraway comfits; seeds alone came into use in the 18th century.’
    • ‘They would often prepare egg custard, comfits, lambs' tails, white sugar sweets, fig pies and wafers, and give their mothers nosegays of wild flowers that had been blessed in church.’
    • ‘Left whole and coated with sugar rather than roasted, the seeds make a dessert-type treat called coriander comfit.’
    • ‘The winning pudding, from staff at Bentleys Restaurant in Shelf, sat on a pot roast of Yorkshire lamb, comfit of local vegetables with Wakefield leek, keelan potatoes and jus of garden mint.’
    • ‘The rustle and bustle that regularly sweeps the British front row at the shows is usually just some generous soul handing round a bag of licorice comfits.’

Origin

Middle English: from Old French confit, from Latin confectum something prepared, neuter past participle of conficere put together (see confect).

Pronunciation:

comfit

/ˈkʌmfɪt/