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