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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Confection \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
Certain confections . . . are like to candied
conserves, and are made of sugar and lemons.
3. A composition of drugs. --Shak.
4. (Med.) A soft solid made by incorporating a medicinal
substance or substances with sugar, sirup, or honey.
Note: The pharmacop[oe]ias 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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a food rich in sugar [syn: sweet, confection]
2: the act of creating something (a medicine or drink or soup
etc.) by compounding or mixing a variety of components [syn:
v 1: make into a confection; "This medicine is home-confected"
[syn: confect, confection, comfit]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
45 Moby Thesaurus words for "confection":
Jell-O, admixture, alloy, amalgam, blancmange, blend, brew, candy,
combination, combo, comfit, commixture, composite, composition,
compote, compound, concoction, confectionery, confiture, conserve,
decoction, decoctum, ensemble, frosting, gelatin, glaze, honey,
icing, immixture, intermixture, jam, jelly, magma, marmalade,
meringue, mixture, mousse, paste, preserve, sweet, sweet stuff,
sweetmeat, sweets, tutti-frutti, whipped cream
From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :
(Ex. 30:35, "ointment" in ver. 25; R.V., "perfume"). The Hebrew
word so rendered is derived from a root meaning to compound oil
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