One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A preparation made by preserving fruit with sugar; jam or marmalade.‘raspberry confiture’
jam, preserve, jelly, spread, marmaladeView synonyms
- ‘I love toasted slices of hearty rustic bread slathered with homemade confiture for breakfast.’
- ‘A bed of flaky pastry spread with a sharp raspberry confiture and a thick custard was crowned with little pink-iced creme-filled choux pastries.’
- ‘It came with a confiture which, at the time, I thought was plum.’
- ‘After this, I ordered some crepes confiture and ate them in the shadow of the cathedral.’
- ‘Wrap leftover baguette in a kitchen towel, which will keep your bread fresh until the next morning when it can be toasted then spread with fruit confiture.’
Mid 16th century: from Old French, from confit (see confit).
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