candy containing a fruit or nut
confect, confection, comfit(verb)
make into a confection
"This medicine is home-confected"
a dry sweetmeat; any kind of fruit, root, or seed preserved with sugar and dried; a confection
to preserve dry with sugar
Origin: [F. confit, prop. a p. p., fr. confire to preserve, pickle, fr. L. conficere to prepare; con- + facere to make. See Fact, and cf. Confect.]
Comfits are confectionery consisting of dried fruits, nuts, seeds or spices coated with sugar candy. Almond comfits in a muslin bag or other decorative container, are a traditional gift at baptism and wedding celebrations in many countries of Europe and the Middle East, a custom which has spread to other countries such as Australia and Puerto Rico. While licorice comfits are multi-coloured, almond comfits are usually white for weddings but may be brightly coloured for other occasions. A late medieval recipe for comfits is based on anise seeds, and suggests also making comfits with fennel, caraway, coriander, and diced ginger. These aniseed comfits seem to be a precursor of modern aniseed balls. ⁕ French almond comfits for a baptism ⁕ Red almond comfits called "Confetti rossi" are used in Italy to celebrate the conferring of a degree.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kum′fit, n. a sweetmeat made of fruit and sugar, &c. [A doublet of Confect; from Fr. confit, confiture—L. conficĕre, to make up.]
The numerical value of comfit in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of comfit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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