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Topic: FOOD

Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: Latin confectio, from conficere 'to prepare', from com- ( COM-) + facere 'to make'

confection

noun
     
con‧fec‧tion [countable] formal
1DF a beautifully prepared sweet food
2 something, especially a piece of clothing or a building, that is very delicate and complicated, or has a lot of decoration
confection of
a dreamy confection of pink beads and satin
3 something such as a film or song that is not serious or important
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