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  • something sweet, as a pastry or candy
         The table was covered with all sorts of tempting confections.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Con*fec"tion (?), n. [F., fr. L. confectio.] 1. A composition of different materials. [Obs.]

A new confection of mold.
Bacon.

2. A preparation of fruits or roots, etc., with sugar; a sweetmeat.

Certain confections . . . are like to candied conserves, and are made of sugar and lemons.
Bacon.

3. A composition of drugs. Shak.

4. (Med.) A soft solid made by incorporating a medicinal substance or substances with sugar, sirup, or honey.

&fist; The pharmacopœias formerly made a distinction between conserves (made of fresh vegetable substances and sugar) and electuaries (medicinal substances combined with sirup or honey), but the distinction is now abandoned and all are called confections.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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